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  1. Joan Wright
    July 6, 2017 @ 5:57 pm

    Loved seeing your grandchildren and reading your blog!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 7, 2017 @ 7:08 pm

      Dearest Joan, so lovely hearing from you. I heard from Erna that things are better with you, happy to hear that. Of course nothing can take away your loss of the amazing, lovely, kind, and generous Derek. I think so ofetn about you and the beautiful love the two of you had. I check out Michael on Michelle’s facebook page every now and then. What a gorgeous child. I hope you see him often! Armfuls of love going your way.

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  2. Judy Hinck
    July 6, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    From one grandmother to another, thank you for this beautiful piece.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 7, 2017 @ 6:55 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Judy. As a fellow grandmother, you know the joy those little ones bring to one’s heart. I wish you and all those you love–especially the little ones–just all of the best.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 7, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

      Thansk so much for your kind response, Judy. As a fellow grandmother, you know the joy those little ones bring to our hearts! I wish you and those you love–especially the little ones (even when they grow big)–everything of the very best.

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  3. Rieks Stadler
    July 7, 2017 @ 2:49 am

    Ai Gerda, Jy is regtig bevooreg om nie minder as drie klein kinders naby jou te hê. Ek sê nie dit maak op vir jou ander probleme maar ek meen dit is ‘n bonus, né? Ek het twee in Kanada gehad en twee in Pretoria, albei ver buite my bereik. Nou het ek twee agter kleinkinders altwee ook ver!! Groete

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 7, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

      Ek dank my sterre elke dag dat my kinders en kleinkinders naby is. Dis definitief ‘n yslike bonus. So jammer dat joune se lewens hulle ver weg geneem het. Ek is baie lief vir jou kinders. Het veral gereelde kontak met Erika–wat ‘n lieflike mens is sy nie. Ek weet die ander is ook! Mooibly, ons verlang.

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  4. Debbie Mintowt
    July 7, 2017 @ 2:56 am

    I love the way you describe finding balance between your principled self and pragmatic self. Sometimes we take a stand, sometimes we just need to go with the flow (frequent advice as expressed by my brother-in-law)!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 7, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

      I miss you already, Debbie! It was so wonderful to see you several times during your visit and once all to myself. Thanks for your comment–I confess that i often have these inner battles. When it comes to my grandchildren in particular, I often choose the moment rather than the abstract principle. Please give my love to your sister and brother-in -law and Stash and everyone else.

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  5. Rene Engelbrecht
    July 7, 2017 @ 7:47 am

    So mooi! Beautiful.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 7, 2017 @ 7:11 pm

      Dankie al weer, Rene. Dis so wonderlik om die mense vir wie mens lief is om jou te he, veral die nuutstes–boo hoo, my nuutste is al 4 jaar oud! Mooibly, en alles van die beste vir jou.

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  6. Mae Taylor
    July 7, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

    Wow, Gerda! I so much enjoyed reading the blog!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      July 7, 2017 @ 7:13 pm

      Oh, Mae, I was so honored and thrilled and just plain happy to see you at my reading. Thanks so much for being in touch here too. I have not yet been in touch with Hilary, please give her my love. I have been having a tough time keeping up with everything, hope to catch up soon. My love to you and Hil and all your beautiful family.

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