Saturday, December 27, 2008

Santa's the Man!

My sisters Candace and Caitlyn, also known as Thing 1 and Thing 2, used to work as administrative assistants at an Architect firm. One of the benefits of this was yearly pics with Santa. Les, one of the men who works at the firm, takes his Santa role seriously. Summertime is when he begins working on his hair and beard length. By the time fall is past and Christmas is looming, his beard and hair are about 4 to 5 inches long. The last step in this process, involves lots of bleach. Les is so dedicated to looking authentic that he even uses white hairspray in his beard. So the beard and hair you see here are homegrown, not storebought. His suit is also high quality with a custom made belt. We get our own private pic session every year (really a how's it going and catch up with eachother). We always have such a good time together. And Les brought his daughter and elf helper Carolyn. She was fun to chat with and an excellent help to her dad. As they were leaving 3 kids saw them outside. Of course, Santa sat down on a nearby bench and asked them what they wanted for Christmas. One of the kids had a big ice cream cone (ice cream, beard, and santa suit do not make a good combo). Carolyn very nicely but firmly pointed this out - preserving the pristine suit. She also brought in crazy hats for us to try on. We had such a good time. Thanks Santa!
Caitlyn with Santa.

Candace with Santa.

Mom and all of us girls with Santa.

Santa's elf Carolyn...(hope I spelled it right.)

1 comment:

Sylvia Goode Basham said...

It's hard to believe you're the same young ladies I used to know! It's nice to find your blog :-)