Editor’s note: This is the 86th 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.
When writing a column like this, I have to rely a lot on my memory. My long-term memory is usually pretty good. But sometimes it lets me down. For example, a few days ago, I decided to write about a stage play I was in when I was a junior in high school. I wanted to write about it, because I think I had more fun being in that play than anything else I ever did in high school. It was directed by a teacher named Bob Wagner, who taught a speech class. He was also the schools debate coach, as well as track coach. And I should add … he was a really great guy.
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