Author: Bill Boyd

Editor’s note: This is the 67th 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. –––– Camp Lazarus When I turned 12 in 1944, I joined the Boy Scouts, and that summer I made my first of several visits to Camp Lazarus. It was…

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Editor’s note: This is the 66th 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. –––– Time flies When I was a newspaper carrier, one of my customers in the downtown area was Hildreth’s Jewelry Store owned by Harold Hildreth. It was located on…

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Editor’s note: This is the 65th 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. –––– The iceman In 1937, there were just over two million refrigerators in private homes in the United States. That means that the vast majority of homes were still…

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Editor’s note: This is the 64th 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. –––– “All aboard” When I was about 13 years old, I had a paper route, and one of the last customers on my route was a man who worked…

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Editor’s note: This is the 63rd 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. –––– V J Day I was talking with a neighbor some time ago about V J Day, that wonderful August day in 1945, when Japan announced it’s unconditional surrender,…

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Editor’s note: This is the 62nd 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. –––– What’s in a name? I’ve always thought it was interesting how people got their names … not their surnames, but their given names. My first name is William,…

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Editor’s note: This is the 61st 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. –––– Flossie and Herssie In 1944, when I was 12 years old, I had a paper route for the ”Columbus Dispatch,” and I had 52 customers. On Thursdays, however,…

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Editor’s note: This is the 60th 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. –––– Wartime travel I believe it was the summer of 1943 or 1944, when I was 11 or 12 years old, that I received some really good news. My…

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Editor’s note: This is the 58th 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. –––– Remembering Skinny Like most other young boys, I had a fascination with fire trucks when I was a kid. I got a really nice toy fire truck for…

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Editor’s note: This is the 56th 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. –––– Run, Jackie, run At the risk of seeming un-American, let me begin by confessing that I’m not a baseball fan. In fact, I would just as soon sit…

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Editor’s note: This is the 56th 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. –––– Run, Jackie, run At the risk of seeming un-American, let me begin by confessing that I’m not a baseball fan. In fact, I would just as soon sit…

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Editor’s note: This is the 55th 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. –––– Church Memories Let’s say it’s sometime in the 1940s, and unless I have miscounted, there are at least eight churches in Marysville. I’d like to tell you about…

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Editor’s note: This is the 54th 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 Nasal Experience I’m not sure how far back my memory goes, but what I am going to relate now must have happened when I was about four…

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Editor’s note: This is the 53rd 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. –––– Blackout In Marysville 1944 was an exciting time to be a 12-year-old boy in Marysville. There was a war going on in Europe and another one in the…

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Editor’s note: This is the 52nd 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. –––– Start your engines I believe it was in the summer of 1941, when I got word that kids in Marysville were going to be able to compete locally…

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