1. Shen Christenson
    December 11, 2018 @ 7:31 pm

    Oh my Gerda. How can I respond to this brilliance? Aj just brought me a wad of tissues. I can say I could write for months and not produce such meaningful intense work. I could say that I could spend eternity in my closet and never achieve a glint of what you come up with. I could say that the whole American baloney of fighting horrible life happenings with some great attitude, energy, and ability that has been lost (if ever one had it) makes me sick to my stomach. But really, all I can say my beloved soul sister, is that war doesn’t work; we indeed must take what we are dealt to triumph in any way; and I thank all heavens above that I was fortunate to have drawn you as my help, consolation, support, and true sister. YOU made our “social occasions” happen regardless of my disorganization. YOU care-give to me and mine. You make all the difference in my life…and in so many other’s. You always will.


    • Gerda Saunders
      December 12, 2018 @ 10:15 am

      My dearest Shen, of course you write meaningful, intense words–a whole book’s worth. Your sentiments on always “fighting the battle” is so like mine. How wonderful to have a soul sister who shares my outlook–and goes to the trouble to discuss these things with me over lunch every week! Your words above are so beautiful, I am at a loss about how to adequately respond. Just know I love you and your care and company until my Grand Tetons will have worn down to teabags. (By the way, I forgot last night to post a final cartoon to end my blog–do look it up at the very end. I think you’ll love it! Endless love.


  2. Joan Wright
    December 11, 2018 @ 11:02 pm

    Dear Gerda,
    I think of you often and am sending you and Peter and all your family much love. I am always so happy to hear from you ,no matter the circumstances you find yourself in.
    As soon as I think I have not heard from you ,then there you are
    getting on with your life no matter what.
    Rich blessings and much love,


    • Gerda Saunders
      December 12, 2018 @ 10:17 am

      My dearest Joan, It is such a gift to hear from you. I think of you too–you have been such a big influence in my life. You are one of the most loyal people I know, and I’m glad that you still expend your love on me as you have done since we were–what? 15 years old? Love you so much. ASnd love to your beautiful family.


  3. René Engelbrecht
    December 12, 2018 @ 6:03 am

    Liewe Gerda

    Ek het so ’n groot bewondering vir jou.




    • Gerda Saunders
      December 12, 2018 @ 10:18 am

      Baie dankie dat jy altyd kontak maak en my ondersteun, liewe René.So bly dat ek jou die laast jare beter kon ken as toe ons jonk was. Baie liefde aan jou, spesiaal in die Kerstyd.


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