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

zaterdag 11 juni 2011

air travel

Because my left side is out, I have to be lifted into my chair several times per day. this is an experience. first I am rolled into a mat, which then is hooked to a crane (they use the word: til-lift, but it is a crane). then I am lifted and deposited in my chair. unfortunately, the leg straps cut in my groin. It reminds me of putting on a parachute. first you hang it on your back like a rucksack, then you lock the chest strap and leg straps. then you tighten the leg straps. if you try to stand up you talk at a high pitch because the leg straps cut into the old family jewels. another similiarity. we always say: any landing you can walk away from is a good one (think of the trippelchair). now it is: Any landing you can walk and lay away from is a good one.
a special thank you goes to the guys at the GHS. I JUST GOT THE LATEST MANVĂ–VERKRITIK AND IT IS HEARTWARMING TO READ ALL THE COMMENTS ON MY SITUATION! I hope to be back in Braunfels next year, properly rebuilt with new lectures...
in closing, Battles magazine no 6 arrived today. Yay! Hurrah!

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