Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 85th 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.
Cleaning wallpaper
My wife was watching television the other day. I think it was the Home and Garden Channel, and they were talking about how painted walls are more popular in homes today than wallpapered walls. It was just the opposite when I was a kid. The walls in just about all houses in our neighborhood were covered with wallpaper.
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