I met Iranian-born Bahar at Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford's art museum.
She is a pediatric dentist at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.
Cuban-born Marcie is a long-time friend.
Alexia is a phlebotomist who drew my blood at a Red Cross blood drive before Christmas.
She is a twin. Her twin sister is Alexis.
Her shirt: "Santa, Don't Judge."