Memories of Growing Up in Marysville

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Editor’s note: This is the 77th 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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My last piano lesson
In the 1930s, there was a lady named Clara Poling who gave piano lessons in Marysville. She lived in a house on East 5th Street, diagonally across from today’s Hinkley’s restaurant. I would see her from time to time when she came to my grandmother’s house for a “fitting.” You see, my grandmother was a seamstress and she made dresses for many women. It was during the depression, and my mother, two sisters and I lived with my grandmother while my dad worked in Dayton.
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(Those wishing to contact Bill Boyd can email him at bill@davidwboyd.com)

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