Among remembrances of Christmases past published fifty years ago, comes this Associated Press profile of Chapel Hill's Paul Green family.
Like most the populace, playwright Paul Green cleaves close to the hearth come Christmas morn.
But the rambling white house at the end of wooded Greenwood Road rings with more than the usual din of laughter and song.
Besides the bevy of nieces and nephews, Green has four children and 13 grandchildren, all of whom have a bit of music in their bones.
At the house of the man who penned the symphonic drama, "The Lost Colony," three-generation sings are liberally sprinkled into the Christmas pudding. This year, as in many years past, Green has written a Yule song for the kissin' kin choristers.
After the midday dinner around a groaning table for upwards of 40 Green kith and kin, the choruses will ring out. All the grandchildren play an instrument of some kind.
One of the grand-daughters will accompany the group at the piano.
Then there will be a traditional "Southern sleigh ride," when Grandfather Green hauls the small ones around the yard on a tractor-driven sleigh. -- The News & Observer 12/25/1962