Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the tenth 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.
Tonsil time
I don’t think as many kids have tonsillectomies nowadays as they did when I was a kid. During the 1930s, it seemed to me that they were almost a fad. Just about all my friends had their tonsils removed at one time or another. A kid would get a sore throat and the next thing he knew he was in surgery. I thought it was kind of a “coming of age” thing.

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