January 03, 2019 06:01 AM
A St. Peter woman calls it one of the best experiences in her life.
Lorraine Knutson traveled to Australia to meet her pen pal for the first time, a woman she's been writing letters to for 65 years.
Back in 1953 during grade school, Knutson started writing Merle Cantrell in Australia through a pen pal program.
In November, Knutson flew to Australia to finally Cantrell meet in person.
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"I knew her right away," Knutson said. "She hadn't changed from her pictures expect she had grey hair. It just seemed surreal. I didn't think it would ever happen."
Even though the two met, both women plan to continue to write each for years to come.
Updated: January 03, 2019 06:01 AM
Created: December 30, 2018 07:37 PM
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