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  1. Judy Hinck
    July 13, 2019 @ 2:49 pm

    Once again you stun me with your insight, self-awareness, and love of life. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 14, 2019 @ 11:14 am

      Thanks so much for your supportive and kind comment, Judy. I love doing the writing of short pieces, like blog entries, which I can still manage. The fact that you appreciate them means so much to me. The hopes I have for these pieces is that they will help people start talking about dementia, especially those who have been diagnosed. Sharing with you and others is one of my most important life goals now that some other possibilities have been cut off. Thanks for being there for me.

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  2. Carrie Blake
    July 13, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

    Gerda, I just love your posts. I learn so much from them, and I am entertained and engaged by your creativity, wit, and insight. Thank you!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 14, 2019 @ 11:16 am

      So wonderful to hear from you, Carrie. I am astonished and delighted with what you say about them and me. I must confess that it is an ego boost to hear such an over the top compliment!Thanks for being there–else my writing them would be just for myself.

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  3. jafabrit corrine
    July 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

    She had to come home with you 💗 your insight and writing is a joy to read. You are a beautiful soul Gerda and such an inspiration .

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 14, 2019 @ 11:20 am

      Thanks so much for approving of my and Peter’s excess, Corrine. Your complimentary note is such a boost to my shrively ego! LIke you, I so much appreciate beautiful things around me–how lucky I am that “things” and “beauty” are yearnings that are very often fulfilled. YOur amazing photos and other posts count among my aesthetic enjoyments. Bestlove to you.

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  4. Susan Wurtzburg
    July 14, 2019 @ 6:16 am

    Thanks Gerda! Beautiful in voice as always!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 14, 2019 @ 11:22 am

      What a fabulous surprize to hear from you, Susan. I am nostalgic about the days at Gender Studies when you were my office neighbor. I so loved the conversations we got into. I learned so much from you–not only the content, but the width and depth of your thinking. My very best wishes.

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  5. KATHY WILLIAMS
    July 15, 2019 @ 2:26 pm

    I truly enjoy your updates Gerda , you and Peter certainly keep busy. I also love Friday Kahols art. How she coped with all that life dealt her was amazing. Sending love from Iowa❤

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 19, 2019 @ 9:33 am

      How lovely to hear from you, Kathy. I wish my and Peter’s “keeping busy” would take us to your neck of the woods! Just the other day Peter and I were telling friends about our visit to you. I love being sent love from anywhere, but how come you are in Iowa?

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  6. shen
    July 18, 2019 @ 5:56 pm

    I cannot wait to see the new art in person! You know I will love it, right? And love that Peter knew she had to be in your home to send every bad event or anxious moment into her skeletal beautiful arms because, just as Frieda painted her agony not her beauty, SHE can bear the shitty stuff while the beautiful you–brilliant through and through, the woman so many love and admire and always will– is who is my reality. You are and I love you

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 19, 2019 @ 9:35 am

      My dearest Shen, I’m sure that when Frida meets you she will shove the monkey from her lap and embrace you instead! Thanks for all you wonderful words, both here and other ways this week. I can’t do the shitty stuff without you! YOur last line is extentialist and I adore it. Love you existentially!

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