Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 90th 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.
Bank night
It’s a Tuesday night in 1939. I don’t know the exact date, but I know it’s Tuesday night, because my grandmother, Hettie Tracy, is getting ready to go to the Avalon Theater. She and her friend, Anna Liggett, go to the movies every Tuesday night. She will tell you she’s going because she wants to see the movie, but I think she is going because Tuesday night is “Bank Night,” and she might win $100.

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