Frank Hyde, interviewed in 2005 for The Millers Point Oral History Project
My dad used to buy sheets of leather and when he wasn’t working on the wharves he’d be down the back yard, sewing soles on our shoes and boots. Oh gee, I am looking forward to meeting him one day and just telling him how far short we fell in our love for him. I mean the older I grow the more I admire my dad. In the winter we used to gather around the fuel stove and we used to put a couple of house bricks wrapped in an old blanket and put it in the stove so as dad would have warm blocks in bed.