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  1. Joan Wright
    September 10, 2016 @ 11:44 pm

    Think of you so very often and miss you a lot. I remember with such wonderful memories we have created together throughout our lives.
    I am having a challenging time without Derek but I will get there. I have found an accountant to help me with the things I cannot do.
    The girls are very supportive but Mishy is taking a lot of strain. I am going to Jozi on Tuesday to be with them.
    I have just read your blog and really and I admire you for your honesty and I like all the outfit and necklace. You and Peter make a fine team well done.
    So much love to you Joanxxx


    • Gerda Saunders
      September 14, 2016 @ 9:58 am

      Dearest Joan, I think of you so often and plan to call you soon. I can’t even imagine the chasm in one’s life when the person with whom you have spent most of your hours per day for many decades is no longer there. My thoughts are with you and MIchelle and Lisa. I’m glad you will be with the girls. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog. I feel so grateful for the many wonderful things life has bestowed on me, most of all that Peter is supporting me in this fading of memory. I love you so much, Joan, you have been special to me ever since I met you and it has grown even bigger over the years.


  2. Lynne butler
    September 11, 2016 @ 12:41 pm

    Beautiful post.


  3. Deb Gross
    September 12, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Brings back so many memories, how my mom changed her name to Lou Lou, because she believed it was much more fitting with the ever changing thought patterns.


  4. Shauna
    September 12, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

    She is quite the FASHIONISTA I’d say!!!! What a great little friend you have there….and I think it’s adorable how Peter plays along with you two! xo


    • Gerda Saunders
      September 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am

      Thanks, Shauna. You know the pleasure of playing with clothes, even if it is for a little skeleton-girl! Peter is a great sport, and of course Jon too. That’s what I so love about you two–Jon is so supportive of everything you do and I love it that he takes so many of your photos. Looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd. xoxox


  5. Tabatha Deans
    September 14, 2016 @ 9:19 am

    This is beautiful. I love your view on life. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with the world.


    • Gerda Saunders
      September 14, 2016 @ 10:05 am

      Dear Tabatha, thanks so much for you lovely and supportive response. Not many people approve of my dark humour, but I guess that as Jessica’s mom you have a similar off-kilter sense of humor that she has and that i have always loved about her. I love looking at her Facebook posts–you have such a lovely family and grandchild! I wish you and all those you love everything of the very best.


  6. Katherine Bhana
    February 28, 2024 @ 10:58 am

    Sending prayers and support. My mother who had been diagnosed with Dementia for 3 years at the age of 82 had all her symptoms reversed with Ayurveda medicine from natural herbs centre after undergoing their Dementia Ayurvedic protocol, she’s now able to comprehend what is seen. God Bless all Dementia disease Caregivers. Stay Strong, take small moments throughout the day to thank yourself, to love your self, and pray to whatever faith, star, spiritual force you believe in and ask for strength, seek out i can personally vouch for these remedy but you would probably need to decide what works best for you


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