With the donations coming in for the iPad the desicion was made to procede with the purchaise. Don't misunderstand me, there is still a gap between the money that is available and what is needed. Your donations are still very welcome, see the entry "market garden bicycle tour" if you want to know any details on how to help.
Frank is already reading this blog at intervals. When he gets his iPad he will be able to read it whenever he likes. And in time, when he masters the iPad, he will be able to add his own comment to it although it can take some time before Frank replies.
I have seen for myself that Frank realy opens up when his friends come and visit him or when he gets a postcard. It would be so nice when Frank can read your good wishes in this blog. And I know for sure that he will reply to each and every one of it when he can.
Please reply to this message with a "good wish" to Frank. Something in the lines of "Hi Frank, best wishes from <yourname>" will already do. He thrives on it and it is the next best thing you can do down to visiting him or sending him a postcard. If you don't want to give your name any hello is good. Refer to something which is shared between the two of you. Any language you used to conferse with Frank will do. He will recognize you, nothing wrong with his memories. If you read this blog please reply!
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