Editor’s note: This is the ninth 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.
A summer at Oakdale
During World War II, there were lots of part-time jobs which kids in Marysville could find for after-school and weekend work, and I had my share of them. In the summer, there were also full-time jobs for kids, however you had to be at least 12 years old to land one of them. So soon after my 12th birthday in 1944, I applied for a summer job at Oakdale Cemetery. I was thrilled to find out later that I had gotten the job.
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