Mrs. Napier White and normal people

50 years ago, when my mother and Elizabeth Friedus were starting the Gateway School of New York (for me!) they had to raise money (there was no support for such schools at the time).

So, they met with parents (more or less exclusively mothers) of children who might attend.  One woman said she did not want her son to attend such a place because he would not be considered “normal”.  At this point, Mrs. Napier White, a very proper Victorian lady in gloves and lace up boots, turned to the woman and said:

“I don’t like normal people.  I never have”.

Cheers to you or your memory, Mrs. Napier White!

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