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  1. Cheryl Adkins
    May 17, 2022 @ 8:34 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful post (blog?), Gerda. Reading it was a true delight.
    I will enjoy watching all the links you shared, too.
    The Gift of the Magi with desserts – I love it!
    My husband and I share similar dessert tastes to the ones you and Peter enjoy.
    Restraint is a challenge!
    I enjoyed watching The Gerda That Remains, as well, after our last communication.
    I am so glad to now know how to pronounce your first name.
    God bless you both bunches, and your family, too!


    • Gerda Saunders
      May 22, 2022 @ 8:59 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Cheryl. It means so much to me that you find something to think about in my post.Sounds like you have a sweet tooth to! Thanks for letting me know that you watch the PBS film. Not many people can pronounce my name. Warm love goes out to you, Gerda


  2. Connie Voisine
    May 17, 2022 @ 11:13 pm

    Dear Gerda–I love the Gift of the Magi theme. It’s a way to discuss these long loves. You and Peter have a deep knowledge of each other, and the support is mutual (the small, daily gestures that please the beloved). It is wonderful to be beloved! Connie


    • Gerda Saunders
      May 22, 2022 @ 8:57 pm

      Dear Connie, so lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your kind words. From what I have gathered about you (mostly online, I hardly see writers who might have known you any more since Covid), you yourself are in a long love and beloved. I am so happy to think that you have this great gift too. I had a lovely time yesterday morning visiting you through what of your poetry I could lay my eyes on. Your writing is so profoundly wise and speaks philosophy while always being about real things or people. I wish you and your family my very best. So glad to know you’re part of the holiness of this world.


  3. shen
    May 18, 2022 @ 11:47 am

    You two are the best example of a selfless partnership I’ve ever seen! And your advice to me twenty years ago about manners being the key to a happy marriage remains my top marital advice. So, thanks.
    xoxo Shen


    • Gerda Saunders
      May 21, 2022 @ 5:49 pm

      My dearest Shen, remember you don’t see us (and I don’t write about) the times we lose not only our manners but our tempers too! Thanks for your sweet words, though. An you surly have never needed marital advice from me, you have figured out much more difficult conundrums! Love you.


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