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  1. Carrie Blake
    February 26, 2017 @ 5:54 am

    I loved this captivating story and the pictures accompanying it. I am so glad you had such a wonderful evening! Thank you again for sharing your experiences.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      February 26, 2017 @ 8:10 am

      Dear Carrie, thanks so much for your kind words and your support. It means so much to me that the experiences I will soon forget mean something to others while I do remember them. I wish you and those you love everything wonderful in your lives.

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  2. Sandy McGunigall-Smith
    February 26, 2017 @ 6:20 am

    So very heartwarming.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      February 26, 2017 @ 8:14 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Sandy. It means a lot to me that you are reading about my experiences. All the best to you and those you love.

      I noticed that you have both “unisa” and “uvu” (Utah Valley University?) in your e-mail address. I’d love to hear more about your story.

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  3. Elza Koen
    February 26, 2017 @ 1:52 pm

    Jy laat dit so lekker klink, ek dans sommer saam! En al die wonderlike herinneringe van ons jeug! Sterkte liewe Gerda!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      February 27, 2017 @ 8:56 am

      Altyd so lekker om van jou te hoor, Elza. Dis wonderlik dat ons mekaar nog ken noudat ons jeug lankal verby is. Dankie vir die saamdans. Ek verlang so na jou. Ek was van die begin van die jaar af nie so lekker nie–ek blameer liewer die griep as die demensie…Het net nie die energie gehad vir korrespondensie nie. Voel vir die laaste paar dae soveel meer “by.” Wens ons kon tog maar saam sit en ‘n koppie tee drink! Baie liefde vir julle almal–jy en Koos is mense in my herinneringe wat altyd die lewe so geniet–ek kan net ding hoeveel pret julle gehad het in julle nog-jonger dae voor ons julle leer ken het. Wat ‘n geluk dat Peter en Koos saam gewerk het.

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  4. Brian
    February 27, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

    Great story! Duane and I haven’t gone out dancing in ages; I’m at the point where I feel awkward dancing at the gay clubs (I suppose at other clubs, too) where the focus is on the youthfulness which escapes me daily, or on the trendy clothes that I can’t afford or which don’t suit me. Sadly, I’m from a ballroom dancing family, but only know the fundamentals. The cha-cha and samba are the closest I’ve come to Latin dancing. (And here, for years, my stepmom was the South African ballroom and Latin dance champion!). Duane and I need to take a leaf from you book — and perhaps join you!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      February 27, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comments, Brian. YOu guys should definitely go. Google DF Dance Studio, and you’ll see that there is social salsa every 2nd and 4th Friday of the week. There are classes on other days too. Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog. I still remember how much I learned about you when I read your thesis. About not always loving adequately, I think that happens in every long-term relationship. As long as one gets startled now and then into remember a “return to the honeymoon” of falling in love at the start. Love you guys.

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