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  1. Kathy Shand
    March 14, 2019 @ 10:30 pm

    Once again I marvel at your writing. Thank you so much for continuing to write.

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 8, 2019 @ 9:26 am

      Miss you, Kathy Shand. Thanks for always being in touch.

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  2. KATHY WILLIAMS
    March 15, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

    I also love reading your adventures, and every woman on the planet has lost their purse ( or in my case my wallet, three times), the worse feeling. Keep writing😍

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 8, 2019 @ 9:27 am

      I hope you found your wallet every time! It’s such enormous work to get your stuff together again if you lose it. Thanks for always being in touch.

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  3. shen
    March 15, 2019 @ 5:46 pm

    It is such a delight to read what you write! Believe me, I couldn’t turn my many misplaced precious objects into illuminating art. Not to mention a love story! I love YOU

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 8, 2019 @ 9:28 am

      YOU are one of my “misplaced precious objects!” So glad you’re back–will be in touch to remedy the loss!

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  4. Ria
    March 18, 2019 @ 7:47 am

    Bravo Peter and keep writing liewe Gerda! Lots of love, Ria

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    • Gerda Saunders
      April 8, 2019 @ 9:29 am

      So lekker om met julle te praat. Dink so baie aan jou en Cliff en die voorbeeld van julle liefde wat net versterk hoe moeiliker die tyel. Baie, baie lief vir julle.

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      • Mary Frenzke
        May 1, 2019 @ 12:29 am

        Hello, Gerda…..I have just “discovered” you….watched your interview on Being Patient, then read your lost purses blog. Thoroughly enjoyable, both. You write and speak beautifully. My husband, a former high school English teacher, can do neither with his progressing Alzheimers. I urge you to keep blogging…..you don’t know how many of this challenged “family ” you are helping with hope in your heart.
        All my best, Mary

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        • Gerda Saunders
          May 3, 2019 @ 7:56 am

          Hello Mary, Thanks so much for your kind comments. I am so sorry to hear that your husband’s dementia has come to the point where he can no longer communicate in the ways that he must have so enjoyed doing as an English teacher. I am so lucky that I can still write and that my speech is still working on good days. As long as that is the case, I hope to keep on advocating for those who have dementia like me–but most importantly, to show the difficulties and work that having someone you love with dementia cause for the people who love them most. I can only admire you and thank you for the good you bring into the world by caring for your husband in these difficult circumstances. My husband Peter, too, is already working so hard to take care of me–while I can still sound “together” when talking on a good day, I could not hold the rest of my life together without him. It was so lovely hearing from “family” out there. I wish you and your husband everything of the very best.

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  5. Mary Frenzke
    May 3, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

    Thank you, Gerda. My best to you and Peter, too. This must be the “in sickness and in health” part

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