Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


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.
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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