Today Rense and I went to Frank's appartment and thanks to Renses search talents we found two dvd's and the stripbook Jane at War. My mother brought this morning a reading standard (handmade by my late father) and those put together really pleased Frank.
Yesterday I recieved a phonecall from the nursing home Kalorama that they have a room for Frank on short notice (perhaps already next week). So he's going to be transferred again to a more permanent setting. I'll poste the date as soon as I know.
The ward is named "Kastanjedal" and is on the first floor above the main entrance from nursing home Kalorama
The adres is
Postbus 85, 6573 ZH Beek-Ubbergen
Or visiting adres
Nieuwe Holleweg 12, 6573 DX Beek-Ubbergen
Telefoon: (024) 684 77 77
Furthermore Frank wanted to talk to his sister Marieke and so I just made a phonecall, held the cellphone to his ear with the speaker on and it worked. Marieke read Frank a few emails from his mates from the africa-zulu battlefield tour and that was very good for him to hear. There was a special mail from a south african guide (I forgot his name) who nicknamed Frank grashopper, because he always jumps and who hoped he would jump again. It's so heartwarming to hear, read and see all this attention for Frank and believe us, he's very moved and touched by it.
So for today, we hope that Jane at War will give Frank an extra dose of fighting spirit, we mobilise anything we can find, real life-, virtual-, audio-, paper- filmpersons, you name it, it doesn't matter as long as it helps Frank on his quest.
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