She doesn’t know anyone at Mother Seton her first day. Then she meets Sarah from Cranford when they bump into each other reaching for a door at the same time. She meets Emily from Westfield when she mistakes her for a freshman. She meets Frieda from Newark when they both stop to look at the weird hallway phone booth on their way to the cafeteria.
She doesn’t know it, but she will speak to Sarah nearly every day for the next forty years. Emily, who is a year ahead of her, will one day be her bridesmaid.
She will lose touch with Frieda but reconnect when searching for a new doctor.
Frieda (an Obstetrician) will deliver her first child.
You don’t make friends at Mother Seton – you make sisters.
And here, sisters are forever.