Polly McKean Bell’s Book

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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