Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 24th 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.
It started with knickers
During the 1930s and early ‘40s, I’d say that three out of four boys, ages 8 to 12, wore knickers – not in summer, but throughout the rest of the year. It may have been even higher in our neighborhood.

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