Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 75th of a series about growing up in Marysville during the late 1930s and the 1940s written by Bill Boyd. Each article is a snapshot of the people, businesses and activities during that era as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Boyd was born in Marysville in 1932, graduated from Marysville High School in 1950, and lived the greater part of his life here.
Be my Valentine
When I entered the first grade at Marysville West Elementary School, I was a little apprehensive. My apprehension only lasted about a day or so, however, thanks to a great teacher named Miss Clara Jo Westlake. She made learning interesting and fun. One of the things she was particularly good at was making some days really special for her students.
For example, she started pre––––
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