Moscone, Chris: Moscone's parenting


Chris Moscone: From just the earliest memories of him (George Moscone) being a father to me and to my other siblings he taught us as much as you have and as much what your name is, and who you are and who I am, you have to respect that. You can never take advantage of that. Once or twice I got in trouble in grammar school doing stupid things, and I know my dad and he was angry because he thought it would look bad for our family. Not just the image, but the fact that he didn’t want me ever thinking because he was a Senator or the Mayor that I could get away with stuff or I could be a certain way, and not just be a regular person and a regular student and a kid who has to work hard. So he never wanted me to think that things would be handed to me, and if I ever acted like that or ever did stuff that was really disgraceful to the family – I remember him really upset – and he would tell me, talk to me and explain the reasons. So from early age we were taught that, and I was.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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