Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 44th 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.
Grandma and Goldie
I spent the first seven or eight years of my life living in my Grandmother Tracy’s house on West Fifth Street. I can’t tell you how much fun it was to live with her. She had a great sense of humor, and she would do most anything to get a laugh. If she thought things were getting a little too quiet around the house, she would hike up her skirt and dance a jig. She was really good at it, and it always made me laugh.
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