Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 25th 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.
Grandmother’s back room
There was a room in my grandmother Tracy’s house on West 5th Street where I spent a lot of time as a youngster during the 1930s. It was an upstairs bedroom toward the rear of the house, and we just referred to it as the “back room.” It was kind of a catch all place, where our family had put things that were not currently being used, but were too good to throw away.

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