Merry Christmas from Verna L. Williams. Our family custom was to have pears that my mother & grandmother wrapped from our orchard in the fall & stored in the root cellar until Christmas ,then everyone got one to eat as a special treat. The picture below is from Christmas 1956, at the home of my grandparents, Jim and Alla Churchman Holbrook. I think my father took the picture (he did all the picture taking in the family).
Jim and Alla Churchman Holbrook