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

woensdag 11 mei 2011

Business as usual

Incomming SMS, Rense: Andre, can you bring a game with you to Frank? I did consider it but today I also had two Casus Belli members who had asked if they could come along. So I did not take a game with me, not to spoil their visit to Frank. First thing that Frank asks after the chearfull hello's is if I know a good game we could play. Do I smell a conspirasy here? Anyway, we settled on a game for tomorrow evening. So tomorrow it is on again. Look for Frank and hit, most likely to discover OMG, Frank is hitting back! Spectators are welcome, ticket sale is open at Franks bed, betting and cursing during game time is strictly prohibited. Sadly, so is a good glass of port.

But for this visit Frank was enjoying books about the roman army that Mathieu did bring. Frank was pricing the books as excelent! and I know they are. I have seen one or two of them about a year ago and then Franks comment was exactly the same. After the normal initial pause Frank requested for the Time Commanders, battle of Bibracte, Julius Caesar against the Helvetii. Frank was remembering some fight he had leading the Belgae against another honnerary club member, who was Caesar, and that he did manage to smash Caesars army to pieces. Just to find out that Caesar had split his army in half, afterwhich the Belgae were completely whiped out! Who said that Caesar did fight a fair fight? But that is another story

We enjoyed the Time commanders, all four of us, and were having conversations in English, German and Dutch at times and Frank mixing up the names of Berry and Robert, as usual. It was a visit as usual and it left me longing for tomorrow.

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