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by Marjorie Walsh
here we go again, growing a Santa beard. Joe begins
his process of growing his beard and transforming
his beard and hair from short and trim to bushy and
Sanctified. He loves playing Santa and loves
telling the stories of all "his kids." Some kids
are grown now and ready to marry and begin their own
families and lives, but the memories of years gone
by remain in his heart.
one beautiful story he wanted to share with you all.
We were having dinner at Chili's about eight weeks
into the transformation into being Santa Claus. My
niece Lisa was with us and we noticed Joe flirting
and making eye contact with a little boy in the next
booth. I told Lisa the miracle of Christmas for Joe
was beginning. He loves the children, big and
small and at Christmas time as the beard begins to
grow his demeanor begins to change and he becomes
Santa in his heart.