Die gesellshaft für Historische Simulationen is the Germany based organisation that organise the yearly Hexacon in Braunfels. As you might know from previous messages Frank is a higly rated member of the club. And yes, it is an international club, not purely German, and Frank is one of the causes of its international caracter. At least for the Dutch contingent of memberd of the GHS. And Frank still speaks in dismay that he had to mis this years event.
The members of the GHS at Braunfels also expressed their sadness about Frank not being in Braunfels. "El (ex-)Presidente", the former chairman of the club, arranged a specialy made bag, a one-off with a game motif of The Devil's Cauldron on it, for Frank. And many memberd did sign the bag to express this feeling. With the hard exercise regime that Frank is under at the moment I was not able to offer this bag of good wishes to him untill today. (See Zzzzz... for the why.) But today I had the bag with me and Frank was not asleep.
Frank was delighted with the bag and its content. Especially the "Manöverkritik", the journal of the GHS was much appreciated by Frank.
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