South Africa: A Trip of a Lifetime, a Lifetime of Friendship


September 16, 2023

Erin (Solom) Bulger, Sarah (Swanson) Gailfus, Joanna (Lisell) Bond, Deanna (Byfuglien) Decimus Holmes, Nycole (Erickson) Hass and Amanda (Mahne) Harris

by Autumn (Jaenicke) Foust

Lois L. Kaufman said, "Plant a seed of friendship, reap a bouquet of happiness."

The idea to visit Joanna (Lisell) Bond, Roseau Class of 2001 graduate, sprouted one night during the Holiday Classic last December.

Jo, her husband, Craig, and their children Matilda (5) and Arthur (3), traveled from their home in Durban, South Africa where they have lived for the last nine years, to the "North Cold," as her daughter calls it, last Christmas for a long overdue visit.

While Durban was experiencing summer heat, the kids got to experience Greater Minnesota weather in all it...

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