“We all dreamt, We’ll grow old together. We’ll be old ladies together. And we did.”
Updated at 1:35 p.m. ET on August 6, 2021
By Julie Beck
Each installment of “The Friendship Files” features a conversation between The Atlantic’s Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship.
This week she talks with Kappa Delta sorority sisters who attended the University of Virginia in the ’70 and ’80s.
They’ve stayed close over the 40 years since graduation by hosting regular dinner parties—and they recently turned some of their favorite recipes into a cookbook.
They discuss how the fun of ’70s Greek life morphed into a lifelong support network, and how they make time for play and friendship.