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  1. Rieks
    November 20, 2016 @ 1:16 pm

    Beautiful Gerda and very interesting. We also have a few homeless quite close to home. Under the bridge that crosses the Lourens River in the Main Road, are several people camping out with laundry regularly draped on the bushes in the area. It will probably soon come to an end as there is a retirement centre planned for next year adjacent to the river. The bridge is ± a kilometer from our home, right next to PnP.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      November 22, 2016 @ 8:04 am

      Liewe Rieks, ek dog ek het jou geantwoord, maar nou het die antwoord verdwyn! Ai, ek en die tegnologie. Wat sal ek tog sonder Peter doen? As dit nie vir hom was nie, het my komputer lankal ophou werk en ek sou nie ‘n blog gehad het nie. It is sad to hear you have homeless people near you too. Here, too, the city is working on providing more housing, but it seems our society cannot quiet catch up with the fact of homeless people. I think the increaase in numbers has a lot to do with the dip in the economy, but also with the long-time problem that people with mental illnesses don’t get adequate care. Aid, die wereld se probleme! I wish you and your family all the best of Christmas–here the shops started having Christmas displays the day after Halloween–and we still have Thanksgiving in between. This week, in fact. Our family is celebrating not on the real day, but on Saturday, so that the American-born aangenaaides can have the “real’ day with their families. lots and lots of love.

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  2. Marietta
    November 20, 2016 @ 8:38 pm

    Great story, Gerda! Sorry to hear about your colds. Looking forward to reading your book. Will it be available on Amazon?

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    • Gerda Saunders
      November 22, 2016 @ 7:56 am

      Dear Marietta, Thanks so much for your kind words and your ongoing interest in my writing and health. My book will be available as an e-book from the publication date, which is June 6 2017. I am finally better from my cold, but I had lost my voice completely and it is slowly coming back. The universe’s way of hinting that I should talk less and listen more? 🙂 I wish you and your beautiful family a lovely summer solstice, whichever way you celebrate it. (For us, of course, it’s the winter solstice coming up. I dread winter every year, but afterwards confess that it wasn’t nearly as bad as I anticipated.) xoxox

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  3. Keir
    November 22, 2016 @ 7:40 am

    Wonderfully observed as always, Gerda. I always look forward to your posts, whether I comment or not!

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    • Gerda Saunders
      November 22, 2016 @ 7:52 am

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Keir. I often think of your helpful input on the promotion of my boo–I have a Skype date with Hachette’s promotion team a week after Thanksgiving when I will bring up your name and the contacts you mentioned, among other things. I wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving. I know that you will be seeing the Scott-Grafs during one of the upcoming holidays, but I am now not remembering whether it is Thanksgiving or Christmas. Do have a good time in the festive season!

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      • Keir
        November 22, 2016 @ 8:04 am

        Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! We’ll be seeing Sean and Kirstin’s family over Christmas in sunny (hopefully) Florida–their first visit! Can’t wait to see them all again.

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  4. Peter
    December 1, 2016 @ 4:52 pm

    Very lovely gerda.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      December 10, 2016 @ 12:44 pm

      Thanks so much, my Sweetie, who makes any and all posts possible! xoxox

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