Sandra Bell-Lundy Talks About the Old Country

Occasionally cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy dreams of the Old Country.

The Old Country is Newfoundland, the home of her mother and grandmother.
Occasionally it is mentioned by name in Sandra’s Between Friends comic strip.

It’s because Bell-Lundy has a strong connection — both her mother (Shirley Bell, nee Graham, age 85) and grandmother (Harriet Graham, nee Taylor, born 1900) were born here. Her mother is from Harbour Le Cou, while her grandmother was from Grand Bruit – both small outport towns on the southwest coast of the island.

“It only seemed natural for me to insert it (into the comic strip),” Bell-Lundy said.

So the St. John Telegram visited Sandra in Ontario to talk about Newfoundland.