Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 34th 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.
Driver’s license test
I’m not sure why it is, but when we are young, time seems to pass at a snail’s pace. Then the older we get, the faster it passes. I think the longest year of my life was when I was 15 years old. You see, the next year I would be able to get my driver’s license, and I can’t tell you how much I wanted that.
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