“Paws and Claws” Mixer

December 27th, 2014

     The LGBT Center’s “Paws and Claws” Annual Member Mixer was held Wednesday evening, December 17th on the rear patio of the Twin Palms Bistro & Lounge in Palm Springs.

     An obligatory photo with Santa during The Center’s annual holiday gathering was part of the evening’s festivities. It was a nice event and members were encouraged to bring their four-legged friends where, according to the invitation, “Santa & Mrs. Claus will be available to take pictures with your canine companions” (cats, rabbits, turtles,

     I’m in the photo along with Fred Taylor, Santa and elf. Neither of us brought four-legged companions to join us in the photo and Mrs. Claus wasn’t available for our “close up”, but lent us the Elf as her substitution.

     Fred, of Vancouver Canada, and I are Tuesday-Friday duplicate bridge partners. In our photo the image over Fred’s head is definitely Not a halo. His husband, also named Fred, joined us later in the evening.

Bond -December 2014

More photos available on The Center’s website and its Facebook page.

Bond Shands
December 27, 2014
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