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

Foto's Frank

dinsdag 5 april 2011

Emails of support

I currently find myself in the situation of someone who owns a great gift that does not belong to me, and has no opportunity to pass it on. In the last few days I have received a number of the most touching emails from friends of Frank at the Air Despatch Association, the Guild of Battle Field Guides, the Gesellschaft für Historische Simulationen, and others, filled with support and well wishes.
If only Frank were awake more, I could show them all to him. I'm sure it would mean a great deal to him, you all know how much his friends mean to him. For the moment, I will pass on as many of those well wishes as I can to him and his family. I feel strangely privileged to be the messenger of so many emails that I know will be so greatly appreciated by Frank.

~ Rense


two practical notes:
- Does anybody object to blog posts entirely in English? (Heeft er iemand bezwaar tegen berichtjes in het Engels zonder Nederlandse vertaling? Zo ja, dan stap ik wel over naar twee talige berichten).
- Several of you have asked me where they can send cards and letters for Frank. These can be send to Frank's normal address and will be received by his family.

1 opmerking:

  1. Franks mail is redirected to Esther's home adress. We convey everthing to him in the amount he can handle it, it is very emotional for him, you notice that when he starts sweating on his forhead, at least that's what the doctor thinks.