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Dec. 1999: Balde & Renetta's White Elephant Party

balde and renetta

Below: Alice briefly had one of the evening's most popular items - a bottle of Crown

alice and crown

Right: Will, Pam, Geoff, Tony and Marie show off some of the wonderful items that surfaced this year (and will perchance resurface next year?)

The 1999 White Elephant Party will always be known as the one that almost didn't happen.

But happen it did - thanks again to our hosts Balde & Renetta (aka Toby Beau - pictured above) and everyone who contributed time, money and bottles to make it an action-packed success.

group shot



Left: Gary briefly enjoyed possession of another very hot item - an original piece of artwork by Tony Schaub...

Below: But Pam was the one who went home with it.


Left: Amazin' Walter - famous for his weird bike collection - ended up with this Texas flag decorated bicycle helmet.


As usual, there was a lot of running around, disputed calls by the Ref, agony and ecstasy, etc. etc.

Right: I stole this pogo stick early in the evening and eventually managed to take it home with me. These are some pics of me trying to hurt myself with it...

prep h 

Right: Will smiles even though he knows he is going home with this tiny violin

Left: Mike the Ref checks out the perfect gift for the guy who has everything -- including hemorrhoids.

will's little violin


My first White Elephant Certificate - "Most Memorable Moment"

see photos from last year's party

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