Memories of Growing Up in Marysville

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Editor’s note: This is the 76th 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.
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 Saturday matinees
Saturdays have always been a special time for kids. There’s no school, and they can pretty much spend the day having a good time. When I was six years old, in 1938, Saturdays took on a new importance. You see, that was when my parents first allowed me to go to the Avalon Theater all by myself to see the Saturday matinee. It was always a double feature, and both films were usually westerns. Can you imagine that – two cowboy movies, one after the other. Life just didn’t get any better than that.
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(Those wishing to contact Bill Boyd can email him at bill@davidwboyd.com)

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