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Sisters by Choice: Bag Ladies

Welcome to a new series in 2020.  Throughout the year, we hope to share stories of how different groups enhance our lives. Research indicates that interpersonal relationships are a key factor to our happiness.  Our first series of stories will be about female groups, called Sisters by Choice.  We hope to feature groups of men, and mixed groups as well. The membership remains anonymous, unless they choose to reveal themselves.

Today’s lead story is called Sisters by Choice: Bag Ladies. This group has been together for over a decade. There are twelve members who all had one friend in common. She created and organized the group because she wanted her best friends across the country to meet each other. As you read the story, you will know why she thought everyone should meet and how she was convinced they would all treasure their friendships.

The images on this page illustrate part of what Bag Ladies have experienced together.

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