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  1. Ingrid
    June 28, 2018 @ 10:17 am

    I am thrilled by the way you tell Edith’s story, highlighting events of her life punctuated by historical references. I see how confusing it is to relate all this information third hand and I have a new understanding of how difficult the task of biographers can be!

    I will need more time to give you a more thoughtful response on how this story makes me feel. I have to admit that your insight on the story of the dolls makes me a little uncomfortable and is giving me pause for thought.

    To learn about my family’s past, to understand myself better through your eyes is absolutely priceless.


    • Gerda Saunders
      July 15, 2018 @ 8:43 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Ingrid. Given that I had a longish time of not being to focus lately, I have not yet fixed the glitches (and more!) of which you made me aware in Edith’s story–but that is on my list, as well as writing the third and last installment. I so appreciate your response and would love to hear what you think after having mulled over this for a while. Love to you and yours, Edith of course standing like a pillar among you all.


  2. Shen Christenson
    July 6, 2018 @ 11:35 am

    Such a complicated story told so well, making sense and feeling, is a feat not many of us could accomplish. You are still better able to think and articulate better than I am! I’m so very lucky for your demented brain and devoted heart and elevating presence in my days. Congrats on such a hard piece of writing so well executed. XOXO


    • Gerda Saunders
      July 15, 2018 @ 8:40 am

      Dearest Shen, if there is anything good about my piece, it is because I rehearsed it with you over lunch and got some idea of what I wanted to tell. I am so lucky to share this sliver of space-time with you. I love talking “writing” with you, but love it even more to keep up with the details of your remarkable family and your utterly unstinting and wholehearted and joyful loving of them. So happy to count myself among your family too. xoxox


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