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  1. Alex
    March 25, 2020 @ 12:52 am

    Your blog posts dear Mrs. Sounders always inspire me! Hugs from Romania!
    Keep safe this difficult period!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      March 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

      Dear Ales, thanks so much fo your beautiful note. I appreciate your virtual hugs and good wishes. The same goes out to you too, and to those you love.

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  2. Ria Saunders
    March 25, 2020 @ 3:17 am

    Immer stylvol! Always so stylish and so caring! With so much love Gerda and Peter, Ria

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    • Gerda Saunders
      March 25, 2020 @ 1:59 pm

      My liefste Ria, ek hoop jy weet dat die styl vir my ‘s simbool is van hoe min aardse dinge tel en dat my plesier daarin “vanity” is. Maar dis nog steeds ‘n kreatiewe ding vir my om mooi orde te maak in my persoon en my omgewing! Ek kook–of help kook–amper elke dag, en ek is bly ek kan dit doen, maar ek kry nie die kreatiewe satisfaksie daaruit wat mooi kleure en materiale my gee nie. Ons dink so aan jou in hierdie tyd van die virus en die malword van mense om kos en toiletpapier en ander goed op te gaar. Ek is seker jy is so kalm en wys soos altyd. Hoop dit gaan goed met jou en Landie en natuurlik die res van die familie. Ek sal met Peter praat om ‘n Skype kuier te reel.

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  3. Joan Wright
    March 25, 2020 @ 4:25 am

    Loved reading your blog. All is good with me and I am sending you lots of love.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      March 25, 2020 @ 1:53 pm

      So wonderful to hear from you, Joan. Glad to hear you are well–and your family too, I presume, else things would not be good for you. I love you so much, my dear Joanie, and wish so much for a cup of tea with you in person! I so fondly remember the lovely days we spent with you and gorgeous Derek.

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  4. Jean Ney
    March 25, 2020 @ 11:27 am

    This is one of your most beautiful posts. I treasure your thoughts and am humbled by your writing style. The inclusion of pertinent art touches my soul. Thank you for sharing your journey. You bless me.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      March 25, 2020 @ 1:51 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comments, Jean. I am glad that, like mine, art makes your spirit rise. Thanks so much for being in touch. I wish you and those you love a special time of love and contemplation.

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  5. Joan Wright
    March 26, 2020 @ 2:56 am

    Yes,
    Almost four years on I am doing much better ,but it has been a difficult time.
    The girls have helped me so much especially Lisa as she lives here in CT.
    From midnight tonight we are in lockdown time and Lisa is coming to spend the time here with me.
    Your outfits are so stylish and beautiful and you look very good. Loved the family photo too.
    Much love to everyone of you.
    Friends forever!!!
    Joan.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 4, 2020 @ 9:11 pm

      So happy to hear that Lisa will be with you during the lockdown. I wish you and her–and also Michelle and family–a healthy and positive journey through this difficult time. Love you so much. We were BFFs before the concept was invented!

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  6. Debbie
    March 26, 2020 @ 3:27 am

    Dearest Gerda, what a beautiful and inspiring post. I love your new hairdo (Peter can start a new career!) and your poignant, thoughtful, realistic yet positive outlook.
    Sending love from across the pond.
    Debbie

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  7. Cecilia Lowenthal
    March 28, 2020 @ 3:56 pm

    Hello Gerda

    Alles in ag geneem, lyk jy wonderlik en skrywe jy fantasties!!
    Moenie te streng met jou self wees nie – ons breine op die stadium van ons lewens is propvol informasie wat somtyds moeilijk verkrygbaar is.
    Baie groete en sterkte
    ( ook aan Pete)
    Cecilia Lowenthal ( van Rooyen )

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 4, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

      So lekker om van jou te hoor, Cecilia. Baie dankie vir jou komplimente–al is hulle over-the-top, slurp ek dit op! Ja, ons breine is van selle gemaak, soos die res van ons lywe, en begin ook dikwels kraak as mens hulle probeer inspan vir harde werk! Hoop alles gaan baie goed met jou. Baie groete aan liefde aan jou en jou mense.

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      • Gerda Saunders
        April 4, 2020 @ 9:09 pm

        Thanks so much for your lovely message, Debbie. You are so complimentary–I love your kind words! Peter is really so great to take care of even my hair–he does so many things for me every day. As a caretaker yourself for your sister and brother-in-law, you know what hard work it is. I want to tell you that I admire your willingness to give your all to people you loved. Thinking of you and your beautiful family with love.

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  8. Carrie Blake
    April 5, 2020 @ 7:31 am

    Gerda, your writing always stirs my soul. You are an impressive human being. Wishing you and yours good health and peace during this time of the virus.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 5, 2020 @ 10:35 pm

      How kind you are, Carrie. Thanks so much for being in touch. I wish you and those you love a meditative and peaceful time too, in this time of sadness and death. May you all be well and safe!

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  9. shen
    April 25, 2020 @ 8:31 pm

    And another post I’ve somehow not seen! I’m so sorry–for myself. At least I’ve had an evening of reading excellent writing tonight, upon finally finding these. Gerda you know how I feel about any notion of a soul, but the self that seems tenuous to you when you can’t tell where you are or remember things is still always so present to Peter and your family and friends, right? Yes there are changes, we all of us do change and you sometimes in hyper-speed, but the YOU of you is there. We will have to talk about this when the world starts to heal. xoxoxoxoxoxo

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