Yesterday I arrived at the same time as my mother. Since Frank is in the SMK (where there is no laundry facility as there was in margriet and kalorama), my mother picks up the laundry, washes it and brings it in return like in the old days. To me that's great help, it would have been an extra job for me, so thanks mum, this is very helpful and since I do know how you hate domestic work, you can estimate the size of my appreciation ;-)
I brought Frank some icecream (mocca and cinnamon flavour) because of the tropical heat yesterday, but luckily the climatecontrol in the SMK is ok, so Frank didn't suffer to much from tropic temperatures. The icecream had Frank definite approval and within minutes he finished it.
He gave me a next assignment (yeah the general is back in town) to pick up things from his flat, so that's what I will do. Short visit, however worthwile.
As for today, I planned to pick up the things Frank asked for and pay him a visit, but after spending aprox. 5 hours in my garden, bended forwards picking weed, my back forbids me to do anything but sit. So sorry bro you have to wait 'till tomorrow.
Greetz from your running sister
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