Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Stepping into the role for the past 15 years, Jim Morgan from Windsor has learned to roll with the emotional punches. It helps that he is accompanied, aided and counseled by Mrs. Claus, alias his wife, Linda Morgan, who has sewn herself a spectacular and shimmery wintergreen dress to match the dazzl
A lot of the membership, like Jim Morgan, boast real beards and bellies moving with the easy grace of a bowlful of jelly. But physically resembling a right jolly old elf is not seen by club members as being as essential as looking like Santa on the inside.
Jim Morgan is so recognizably Santa he even gets stopped by children when he is in civilian dress and walking through the middle of Walmart in July. He has strict rules of engagement here, and never forgets he is the personification of Christmas spirit for kids whose brittle self-esteem couldn't rec