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And do you regret that?

No, I just think it’s sad that I didn’t see for myself, you know? It’s a little bit of a sad part of it, that I didn’t see...see that then, but when I went back to education I really…what happened was in the early 80’s there was no employment in Dublin and I had a lad did his Leaving Cert and he was at home, and I went back to do a basic English class, and he used to do the dinner…I had me father and me mother-in-law used to come to me as well everyday, as well as me children, so me life was so full of all that, I didn’t have room for anything else, but and it’s only on reflection that I see the sadness of what I missed out on. Now I didn’t miss out on it cause I mean I’ve achieved what I wanted to achieve in the end. But my son used to make the dinner everyday at 1 o clock and I’d run home from school, and I’d be at school, so the roles were reversed for a little while, and it’s that, during that period of 18 to two years that he was at home, that I began to get the…the chance to do what I wanted to do, and then it became a habit. When he went to work, I used to set the dinner up, put it in the oven or pre do the dinner every other night then…because I’d got the taste


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"Betty Watson talks about the lack of educational opportunities." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #307 (accessed March 20 2018, 7:40 pm)