Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 46th 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 strange football game
When I was around nine years old, there were a number of popular places where boys my age could enjoy a game of touch football on bright autumn days. I’m not talking about large expanses, but small lawns. Young kids don’t need a lot of space to play touch football; most any home lawn will do. There was Elwood Sawyer’s lawn at the corner of Fourth and Cedar Streets. There was Mrs. Cagy’s lawn at the corner of Fifth and Maple, where the bank stands today. There were lawns like these throughout town, whose owners simply enjoyed watching the kids.
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