Sister Circles: A Blend of Family and Friendship

When I moved from the Washington area to just outside Charlotte, N.C., what I missed most was my girlfriends. I knew I could adjust to the slower pace of living and talking and everything else if I just had strong, soft arms to hold me up when my own strength faltered. So this is about how I brought together nine women, including myself, to meet regularly and support each other as a family we call “Sistah Circle.” We’ve helped one another through personal illnesses, unemployment, the death of a brother, the sickness and aging of a mother and sudden...

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