Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 28th 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.
Skating with Roger
Today’s youngsters really seem to love skateboards. In summer they fly up and down our street on a regular basis. Some of them are really good at it, and they can do all kinds of stunts. A lot of these kids wisely wear a helmet, and there is one little boy who not only wears a helmet, but also thick elbow and knee pads, and shin guards. He looks like a little hockey goalie … on wheels.

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