Questions like those nearly drove her crazy. Some point between 2am and daylight sleep had finally come.

Dawn was her oldest friend in the world. She was a tall mahogany toned young woman. She also happened to be Clara's cousin. Dawn agreed to help her and her Mom move. Clara Anderson was an only child. Her father lived out of state. Along with two cousins, an aunt, and her grandmother, Clara's close family was all female. She didn't mind. She favored matriarchy to patriarchy, although she preferred partnership societies.