Memories of Growing Up in Marysville

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Editor’s note: This is the 21st 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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Tony’s hat fetish
When I was growing up during the thirties and forties, I made a lot of friends, both kids and adults. But it didn’t stop there. There were also some dogs around town that I really liked. For example, Bill and Connie Wall had a little dog named Whiskers. It was about the size of a Scotty, or maybe just a bit smaller, and it had a long, shaggy tan coat of hair. Whiskers showed up at our house two or three times a week, usually around dinnertime. We all played with him, and I think he liked that.

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