Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 91st 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.
Going shopping
One of my favorite things to do when I was about six or seven years old was to go shopping in Columbus. My mother, or one of my sisters, would drive us there. We always parked in a gravel parking lot across from Lazarus Department Store on Town Street. Usually we got there early enough so that we were in line when they opened the Lazarus doors at 9 a.m., and we spent a good part of the day in that store. I loved it.
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