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  1. Kimberly Deneris
    March 10, 2017 @ 12:10 am

    I am so sorry that symptoms have burst your bubble, Gerda, but I love your clothing experiment and declare it the new style. Please take good care of yourself. xx


    • Gerda Saunders
      March 10, 2017 @ 11:06 am

      Thanks so much for your sweet compassion, Kim. As for my clothing style, while I like outfits to be a bit over-the-top like the one in the photo, Salt Lake City is not such a good place to try them out! Once or twice someone has commented about my hair style, “Do you have cancer?” Those comments are such good fodder for a future blog post!


  2. Carrie Blake
    March 10, 2017 @ 8:20 am

    Gerda, I feel a bit like an intruder reading and commenting on your posts because many of the comments are from your friends and family. I have told my friends and family about you because I think your writing is funny, poignant, upbeat, educational–just to name a few positive adjectives! Although we don’t know each other, I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your wonderful essays and pictures.


    • Gerda Saunders
      March 10, 2017 @ 11:20 am

      Dear Carrie, I appreciate it so much that you read my blog and like my writing. Please don’t feel that you’re intruding–I made a deliberate decision after my diagnosis 5 years ago that i was going to be totally open about my dementia–I love it that you described my writing as “educational”–I see the opportunity of educating people as one of the best things that came out of my disease. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.


  3. Sydna
    March 10, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

    Gerda, you bring more meaning to life than you could ever imagine!


    • Gerda Saunders
      March 11, 2017 @ 7:38 am

      Dear Sydna, what a gift to be in touch with you here and sometimes via Facebook. Thanks so much for you very kind words. I am so honored that you find my posts meaningful. I, of course, am a longtime fan of your family–from the time I first got to know your wonderful Max in Olympics of the MInd. And he is still bearing the torch for creative, meaningful, out-of-the box living–with his loving family by his side. THIS brings so much meaning to my life and to the lives of uncountable others. xoxox


  4. Jo Yaffe
    March 11, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

    Dear Gerda:

    I think your clothing experiment is lekker (I know some Dutch; hope it is the same in Afrikaans). If I were queen of Salt Lake, I would declare such experimentation of high value here.

    It sounds like a rough week. The label bit would have broken me. I am glad that you bravely persist and that you continue to share. Thank you!


    • Gerda Saunders
      March 11, 2017 @ 9:58 pm

      Dear Jo,
      How fabulous to hear from you! It’s amazing that you think it’s lekker–the perfect fits-all-approval-situations word is used in Afrikaans too!

      I so often think of you and would love to hear what you’re doing. Let me know if you ever have time for a cup of coffee or whatever else you drink.
      When it comes to lekker, I have always so much admired your distinct clothing style.

      Warmest thanks,



  5. Shauna
    March 14, 2017 @ 10:57 am

    Well I am so sorry for your three different experiences that left you feeling badly. You are brave and smart and compassionate and oh so lovely!!!! And your outfit with the plaid and floral? I love that pattern mix! And your new top looks beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see you in it! xo


    • Gerda Saunders
      March 21, 2017 @ 2:44 pm

      Dear Shauna, thanks so much for your support and lovely comments. I’m glad you like the plaid and floral–I still have all the parts of the outfit, but will wear them differently in future. I miss you! Will e-mail for a lunch date. xoxox


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