Polly McKean Bell’s BookSeptember 10, 2010 at 3:55 am | Posted in 1880's, Bell Family, Books, Christmas Traditions, History, Kristin Bell, Mince Meat Pie, Oregon Historical Society, Pioneer Stories, Polly McKean Bell | Leave a comment
This is a wonderful little book that was written by my dad’s stepfather’s mother about life in the 1880’s in Astoria, Oregon. The story is very charming. I haven’t scanned the whole story, but I thought I’d include a few pages here. The title is “Evergreen Boughs and Mince Meat Pie.” It is a very sweet story about Christmas time traditions just before the turn of the last century! Be sure to click on the pages to see an enlarged version of the page!
UPDATE: Just found this great story about Polly’s aunt Eliza and Uncle Hustler! http://files.usgwarchives.net/or/clatsop/bios/hustler1188gbs.txt