High School BFFs Are Living Their Best “Golden Girls” Life Together In Their 80s.

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Longtime friends Elsie Webb, Sylvia Crane, Mary Grace Tassone, and Joan Harris are living the dream just as the Golden Girls did.

“I think friendship is really important and having old friends is wonderful,” Sylvia told Good Morning America. “There are so many of us that are gone. And it’s very important to me to know that I still have these three wonderful women around me.”

The friends met as teenagers when they went to Mt. St. Mary’s Academy in Grass Valley, California, together. The best friends graduated between 1953 and 1955 and went on to get married, have careers, raise children, and become grandmas.

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Today, they’re all widowed or single and living in a retirement community named Atria Senior Living, which is located down the road from their alma mater.

The Best Friends Stayed Went From High School Graduates to Grandmas—Then Settled Down Together

Mary Grace was the first to move into the community. The rest slowly joined, and in July Slyvia completed the Golden Girl quartet in July.

“When I came in the dining room, all three of them were there,” Slyvia said. “It was a nice feeling.”

Joan moved in only two months earlier.

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“They were friendly faces in a strange place, friendly faces that I knew who they were, and I knew their backgrounds,” she shared. “I didn’t have to explain anything that happened in my life, they already knew it.”

The grandmas plan on staying in the retirement community for years to come, thanks to their best friends. They shared that most nights, they can be found reminiscing about high school, watching movies, or enjoying musicals together.

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