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

zondag 12 juni 2011

second youth

it is often said that men in their middle age enter their second youth. this usually is accompanied by runnning off with a younger woman (nurse, secretaey or mistress), nasty divorce, etc. since coming here, i have also entered my second youth. not by runnning off with a pretty nurse (though there are plenty of them), but by being reduced to the level of baby, like any baby, I eat, drink, sleep, piss and shit a lot. This gives the poor nurses plenty to do (I am not doing so on purpose) and it is great relief. I guess that I will have to pass through the other stages as well (toddler, infant, and all the rest), before I'm done here.
Next stop: kindergarten. I am curious. And I probably will bore them terribly with my limited conversation.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Do you get breast-fed as well? (Schot voor open doel heet dat. Mwahaha. Heheh.) As for limited conversation, if the average patient is like those poor people in Kalorama (not to mention Margriet) you'll be a breath of fresh air, especially when the friends of Frank's Flying Fanclub make the place alive with games of Munchkin and talking history.


    De Zaag

  2. By the way, I strongly recommend you skip the "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" stage this time around. (Sorry, this is just too hard to resist. But I'm not trying all that hard, I admit.)

    See you next saturday!


  3. Hoi Frank,
    Vanaf waar ik het kan zien hebben de kids op het kinderdagverblijf en kleuterschool het ook prima voor elkaar. Begripvolle dames in alle leeftijdscategorieen (over graad van aantrekkelijkheid kan ik moeilijk oordelen) begeleiden de kiddies bij eten, slapen, aankleden en spelen.

    Plus, op een goede dag kunnen ze hun conflicten oplossen door middel van geweld (ze komen onder de blauwe plekken en krabbels thuis af en toe). Dus je kan je lol nog op de komende tijd.

    En als je een beetje doorwerkt zit je voor je het weet in een tweede pubertijd. Kun je je kamers zwartverven, ruzie zoeken met je ouders, laat opblijven en experimenteren met drank en drugs (misschien eens rode port proberen).


  4. ROFL!

    Emily is now one year old, and is learning to walk. That goes with a lot of falling down, banging her head on something and accompanied by the odd tantrum of frustration.

    If you keep up with her speed of development (and you are beating her if you are completely on solids, she is only halfway on account of having a very limited number of teeth) you are doing well!

  5. First baby I've met that could use the computer.

    Argg... I'm getting old. (Read: I want my second youth NOW.)

  6. Hello Frank,
    Fantastic that you can now communicate directly with everybody. Of course this coincides with my PC being in repair. O well see you tomorrow.