Family

Micheline Mason: As Long as I was Happy

Micheline Mason was born in 1950 in Kingston, Surrey. Micheline lived with her family in Croydon, Surrey, having home tuition until the age of thirteen when she left home to attend a residential special school in Hampshire. She then went on to Art college.

Here Micheline talks about her supportive parents.

  • Micheline Mason
  • Micheline Mason
  • Micheline Mason
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/as-long-as-i-was-happy.mp3

Transcript

My parents were not ambitious people themselves, so they weren’t driven by, you know, like a lot of middle class parents quite often are. You know, in some ways they weren’t bothered, as long as I was happy. But my dad was good, so he wouldn’t put me off, he’d never sort of say, ‘You can’t do that,’ or, ‘That won’t happen.’ He just tried, he’d either keep silent if he thought it was unrealistic or he’d find ways to help, you know. He was great like that.