First th bad news:Yesterday I heard that Amy Winehouse hS cied So sad.The good thing was, yesterday evening there was a documentaey aboit the Boxwr rising (China, 1&00) on arte Bloody good stuff, although they did not mention a djtch and Nijmegen connection. One of its victims, the catholic bishop Hamer, was born in Nijmegen. Today he is rememberedby a statue, s plaque in the wall of the house wherehe lived, and a chinese looking universiry building. on a strange note: after the rising th Dutch government sent marines to Beijungto guard the Dutch embassy. these wre thrn mounted on local ponies. "The Horse Marines of beijing"have become part of the history of the Dutch Marines.
excuse me this nerd moment. ARTE is sooo much better tha any Dutch TV
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