And continuing the line of the last message by Esther, in the evening Frank had rested enough for the moment. While I was in the process of inserting a DVD two friends from work came in and he got a stone in memory of an event concerning para's (I don't know the details but he got a named and apparently numbered remembrence token of it.) And while he had clearly dificulties in participating in the discussion he knew exactly where an what it stood for. Frank did not say much but when the discussions went to a large bolder he clearly indicated "and I have one, it's at my bedside cabinet". (Which was at the moment out of sight for him.) So don't be fooled by him if he does not say much when you visit him. Things are getting over pretty fast to him although he does not always show it.
Next was Thunderbirds. It was already running so we watched the first episode twice. Then the nurse came in an said "Hey, I know this music. Oh Thunderbirds!". Next thing that happend was three persons dicussing age to find out that Frank is the oldest, I'm the youngest and the nurse in between. Age difference between me and Frank is less than two years.
If anybody would have came in nothing special was happening. Just a nurse tube feeding a patient and a visitor aside. But this is how the Thunderbirds got off with three kids gone back in time.
Thousend times thanks!
To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,
On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther