Memories of Growing Up in Marysville

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Editor’s note: This is the 68th 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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Collecting on Saturday
At various times during the 1940s, I had three different paper routes, the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Citizen and Ohio State Journal. No matter which paper I was carrying, my favorite part of the week was Saturday morning. That’s when I collected for the papers, so that’s when I made my money. But it was more than the money. It was also the one day when I could talk with my customers, and some of them were pretty interesting people who made collecting fun.
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(Those wishing to contact Bill Boyd can email him at bill@davidwboyd.com)

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