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  1. Elza
    July 12, 2021 @ 2:04 am

    Jy is en bly ons ewige inspirasie, selfs in jou ‘lae’ dae !
    Mis jou!
    Koos en Elza.


  2. Joan Wright
    July 13, 2021 @ 12:52 am

    Dearest Gerda, I am always delighted to read your blog and to nurture great JOY is wonderful.
    I loved all the beautiful leaves and their meanings.
    Took me back to walking on your farm in Marikana and seeing all the tobacco leaves being dried in the shed. Walking to the koppie and sitting on the rocks there.

    Sending you hugs,kisses and LOVE,
    My friend for 61 years.
    How precious is that?


    • Gerda Saunders
      July 14, 2021 @ 12:49 pm

      My dearest Joan, it is so lovely to hear from you, you who have shown me your joy so many times in my life, even though you have gone through times much more difficult than me. I had forgotten about the tobacco leaves! Thanks so much for reminding me of a lovely memory. I still remember you and my mom working at the sewing machine at some dress (?) alteration. And the wonderful warm feeling your presence in my family gave me. I am so glad to have had you as my very inspiring friend for so many years. Very precious indeed. I’m glad to have seen and felt your and Derek’s remarkable love for each other. I love it that I knew your kids when they were small. If my wish/prayer comes true, we will be forever friends. Lots of love, Gerda


  3. Mary
    July 13, 2021 @ 12:09 pm

    Bravo, dearest Gerda! You’ve again inspired me to do likewise with the leaf turning, beginning with my journal which has been very neglected as of late. Much love to you and Peter.


    • Gerda Saunders
      July 14, 2021 @ 12:43 pm

      Thanks so much for your encouraging shout out, Mary! You are a big example of leaf-turning to me–they way you just packed up and moved to another place (for the second time!)is so inspiring! Happy journaling. I don’t write every day, just when the spirit moves me. For too long have I not written even on those days. So I’ll be thinking of you every time I write! Lots and lots of love to you and David too.


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