Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 82nd 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.


A bird in the hand

When I was about 10 years old, I had a friend named Bill Porter. Bill was one year younger than me, and lived on Maple Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets. His dad was a local attorney, and at one time was the Union County Prosecutor.

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