It was at an after Christmas sale in an upscale decorating store a few years back. I was looking down, and as I looked up so as not to run into the person in front of me -- there he was. (Yes, he was after-Christmas shopping.) He was dressed in nice neat jeans, handsome looking suspenders, and a red plaid flannel shirt. Perfectly silver grey hair, flowed into perfectly silver grey sideburns, that flowed into a perfect silver grey beard.
I blurted out, "Do you know that you could be Santa Claus?"....."I am Santa Claus", was his reply. The way he said it made me believe! Then he reached into his wallet and gave me this picture.
|Yes.....it said Believe on it LOL!|
That summer I was shopping for a Mother of the Bride dress in a store that also sold furs. As I checked out, there was an 8 x 10 of the very same picture I had in my wallet! "What?? You guys know the real Santa Claus too?" Turns out they made Santa's suit!! That's real fur! They informed me that this Santa travels to Harrod's in London to work there for the Christmas season. He is suppose to live in a close town to me, but I have never met him. (as a real person :-) I would like to thank him for a great story that I tell almost every year....the year Santa gave me his picture. He is a great (I mean the REAL) Santa!
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