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  1. Dianne W
    April 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    A lovely essay, Gerda. I grew up in Salt Lake and for a time lived near 21st East and 21st South. The Sugarhouse Park was the site of the Utah State Prison, it was very scary around there. We used to drive past it all the time and I always hated looking at the menacing building. I’m pleased to know a site with such a negative past has become a refuge and place of beauty in the city.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 14, 2018 @ 8:54 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely note, Dianne. How wonderful to hear that my snake-biting-its-tail post prompted your snake to bite its tail too: You can be assured that the prison vibes are now totally gone from the Sugarhouse Park site. I hope that you will be able to come and soak in the peace and beauty of the new disposition yourself. Let me know if you ever have the chance to come here, and we’ll go for a walk so you can tell m your memories!

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  2. Corrine
    April 13, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

    What a wonderful read and I’m so glad to see where you settled and your new adventures 😊. We still have boxes to unpack but we are now settling in and exploring our new home in Ahwatukee Arizona. Sending my best 💗

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 14, 2018 @ 8:57 am

      I had a lovely stroll through your Facebook page yesterday–your new home seems so idyllic, and seems to come with an already-existing art community. Peter looked Ahwatukee up this morning, and we saw a satelite image of your neighborhood–how lovely it must be living at the foothills in a nature-friendly environment. Ah, those boxes–we are down to one or two. But I see you are already creating. Once you start to do that, you are HOME. Wish you everything of the best.

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  3. Kathy
    April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

    So glad to read your latest essay. I have been missing you for the last few months and chalked it up to the fact that you all were moving. It seems you new place is wonderful and most fitting for the two of you. If you have a free afternoon in the next week or so I would love to meet for lunch and catch up. Always love to hear from you.
    Kathy

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am

      So lovely to hear from you, Kathy. Yes, I was pretty overwhelmed with the move, but we seem to be settling in despite another box or two to be unpacked. We love our new place. Would so much love to see you. My lunchtimes next week are pretty open. Let’s find a time by e-mail, because I don’t check this every day. Can’t wait to catch up!

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  4. Rieks Stadler
    April 14, 2018 @ 8:25 am

    Baie interessant Gerda, en soos gewoonlik boeiend.Groete van die ou niggie down South.

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  5. Laurie Duncan
    April 14, 2018 @ 12:10 pm

    Thoughtful essay and I so appreciated the phrase “my serpent bites its tale”. No matter the level of my mental acuity, I find this a condition of being awake and thinking. Ah, then there is sleeping. Your work always informs me, so thanks for this,,

    Laurie Duncan

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  6. Laurie Duncan
    April 14, 2018 @ 12:10 pm

    Thoughtful essay and I so appreciated the phrase “my serpent bites its tale”. No matter the level of my mental acuity, I find this a condition of being awake and thinking. Ah, then there is sleeping. Your work always informs me, so thanks for this,,

    Laurie Duncan

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  7. Kathy Williams
    April 14, 2018 @ 3:54 pm

    Such a fun read, like you and siblings, me and my 3 brothers explored the world on our own from a very young age. During the summer we might make it home for lunch, most days we would not make it home till dusk. It didn’t matter that we grew up in the suburbs of San Francisco, every day was a new adventure. Your new home looks perfect.

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