Marie

Marie
Marie Shehady, interviewed in 2005 for The Millers Point Oral History Project

The shopkeepers at the Point had a book and you had your name in the book and if it was off-pay week and you wanted something they would give it to you and, as they called it, ‘tick-it-up’ and when you got your pay you would go back and pay them. I think too there would always be something extra thrown in if you looked like you didn’t have much – a dozen eggs, or another loaf of bread or something like that.