Mike Cooper : Interview 7
What is your greatest accomplishment?
I guess part of it might be being here today. And still alive [chuckles]. But the greatest…well there’re several in this same category and one was being lucky enough to marry a wonderful lady and the other is being fortunate enough to have two wonderful boys that were part of my life. And I can’t think of anything greater than that to be honest with you.
Is there a moment in your life that you wish you could change?
I can’t think of anything that, that was major in my life that I would, that I would change. I’ve gone different directions two or three times, but all of them have ended up being pretty, pretty interesting, and joyful.
What is the most memorable pain you’ve ever felt?
Probably the loss of my oldest son. Losing a wife to cancer, of almost thirty-seven years, was a pain, but losing your child when it was totally unexpected just really hurt.
Who is the most important person in your life?
My [living] son. Tim. Yeah. Because there’s nothing more important to me than family. And Tim is, he’s not all that I have left, but he’s the closest, most important person in the world to me.
What will you miss the most when you’re gone?
Family and interaction with people. A variety of people. A diverse people.