How Mrs. Santa saves Christmas
And How a Dog Named Tundra
Saves Mrs. Santa
Story and illustrations
by Maureen Conlan
An ad in Northern Lights Gazette caught Marybelle's eye:
Jolly man seeks adventurous woman. Must love snow and elves and Christmas. – Man in the Red Suit
I love adventure and snow – I have never met any elves. – Woman with Red Hair
They met at the Arctic Circle Sweet Shoppe. Marybelle recognized Santa right away.
“I train sled dogs,” Marybelle told Santa.
“I raise reindeer,” Santa told Marybelle.
“My reindeer can fly around the world,” he said.
“My dog Tundra can find her way home in a
blizzard,” she said.
Marybelle liked how Santa laughed. Santa liked Marybelle’s red hair and sparkly eyes.
One evening, they sat atop an iceberg watching the Northern Lights. Santa and Marybelle decided to get married.
The wedding was in Marybelle’s hometown of Barrow, Alaska.
Tundra carried the rings down the aisle.
After the wedding, Santa and Marybelle got on Santa’s airplane to fly to the North Pole.
Mrs. Santa, as the elves now called her, had never been on an airplane before. She found she did not like being so high off the ground.
IT MADE HER VERY DIZZY
Sensing Mrs. Santa's discomfort, Tundra snuggled against her.
"Thank you, girl," Mrs. Santa said. And she felt a bit better.
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