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The Twelve-Mile Straight


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Elma and Nan "knew how easy it was to fashion a sibling, even when the sibling slept under another roof, with a family of its own." Do you agree? Do you have friends who are as close (or closer) than a sibling would be?

Created: 07/11/18

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davinamw

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Elma and Nan "knew how easy it was to fashion a sibling, even when the sibling slept under another roof, with a family of its own." Do you agree? Do you have friends who are as close (or closer) than a sibling would be?

Elma and Nan "knew how easy it was to fashion a sibling, even when the sibling slept under another roof, with a family of its own." Do you agree? Do you have friends who are as close (or closer) than a sibling would be?


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beckyh

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RE: Elma and Nan "knew how easy it was to fashion a sibling, even when the sibling slept under ..

Yes, I have a close friend who has been a friend for many years. We have weathered her husband's death, my husband's dementia, both of our mother's illnesses and other less tragic storms in support of each other. We refer to each other as "sisters of the heart". We say; you have family you are born into and family you choose. Both are family.


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juliaa

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RE: Elma and Nan "knew how easy it was to fashion a sibling do you agree?

Yes, I definitely do. I have five siblings, and we are close emotionally, but separated by distance. I have friends living in close proximity whom I consider to be my "siblings by choice." Both the family of origin and the family of choice are family, in my opinion.


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