Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 36th 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 test of strength
When you think back to your high school days, chances are you will remember some very special adults who became an important part of your life. That’s the way it is with me. There were coaches Warren Widner, Paul Wenzel and Bob Wagner. There was long-time art teacher John Strickler and language teacher Marguerite Williams to name just a few. But one of my favorite people in the high school was not a teacher. He was a custodian named Curtis Bell.
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