Stitching together lasting friendships in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - “I start talking, and I knew, ‘Oh, she sews!'” said Good Samaritan Society – Augusta Place resident Violet Jans, “Well, then I sew too, you know, and here we got something started. Right now, we’re best friends.”

“Well, your best friend is someone you can go out, drive out and be together. A best friend is an associate with the family, and I kind of am that way. I always did associate with your family,” said Good Samaritan Society – Augusta Place resident Yvonne Bornemann to Violet, “I just moved in and had coffee and started loving everybody. Yeah, that’s how we are.”

“I don’t know how long we’re going to continue in this. We’re just doing this as a hobby. Maybe all winter, maybe, huh? Maybe two winters, right? The rest of my life! Maybe the rest of her life! I’m going to live to be 100, lady. Hope you do, a long time, you know?” said Violet to Yvonne.

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