“You’re going to love Hadley Hall. Let’s get you checked in.” At the end of the long walkway, they climbed the wide circular steps to the porch that ran the length of the building. Students and families sat in white rocking chairs and on swings anchored to the high porch roof. Sally pushed open one of the ornate double doors into the formal lobby of Frannie’s new home, a large space dotted with comfortable groupings of chairs and sofas.
Sally stopped at the baroque, hotel-style front desk. “Let me introduce you to Mrs. Crandall, our dorm mother.” Mrs. Crandall welcomed the Brauns while Sally picked up the keys to Frannie’s suite.
“Males are allowed in the suites only on move-in day,” Sally explained as they walked toward the end of one first floor wing.
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