Memories of Growing Up in Marysville

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Editor’s note: This is the 35th 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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The kid next door
One of my best friends while I was growing up in Marysville was a kid named Fi McAllister. His real name was Richard, but everyone called him Fi. The “i” in Fi was a long i (pronounced eye). For several years Fi and I lived next-door to each other, and we spent many hours playing together … in my backyard, in his backyard, and all over town.
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(Those wishing to contact Bill Boyd can email him at bill@davidwboyd.com)

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