Lydia Lewis Alexander
Harmony, 1996 - Social Science - 223 pages
Forty years ago, four black women met at Talladega College and began an enduring friendship that has sustained them through the tumultuous social events of the past four decades and the personal events that fill their private lives. Nearly eight years ago, these women--Mildred, Otis, Marilyn, and Lydia--though they all lived in different parts of the country, decided to form a "working circle" friendship and write letters to each other. In these letters, the women explore thoughts and feelings about their current and future life experiences.
Wearing Purple is a compilation of these heartfelt letters, revealing the joy, sadness, laughter, and fears of four friends approaching middle age. Sharing these experiences, which range from raising children to approaching retirement to discussing sex and race issues, has helped these women find a truer, deeper meaning in their lives.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Old Fat and Forgetful
Okay over Fifty 18 t Sexuality 19 ft No Love Lost 20 I Get
16 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
activities African American Alabama Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha appreciate arteriogram attend Aunt Jemima beautiful become Big Lil Birmingham boys Bryant campus Carolina celebrate Charles circle clothes comfort continue Daddy death difficult dream enjoy experience feel felt Flora Lewis Florence friends friendship frustration gift graduate Holloway husband important Jacksonville Judson keep knew learned letter listening living look loss Lydia Mamma Marilyn marriage married meeting menopause Mildred mother moved never North Carolina Otis pain parents person physical plans problems realize relationship remember reminded retirement Roger Lindsay San Francisco seemed share sister smile spent strength summer talk Talladega College Thank things thought told trip truly trying Union Springs walking Wearing Purple wedding week weekend Winston-Salem women wonderful young