This morning I was awakened by the dulcet voice of one of the nurses inquiring wether I wanted to take shower. . WhenI said yes she wheeled me into the showee, stripped me an showered me.at this point Imust express my great admiration for the nurses here. Thy are all very competent , kind abd very sqeet into the bargaing.getting showered was a great luxury!
Currently I am listening to Radio1the programme called O.V.T. It is all about history and very interesring. U listen in whenever I can..theynearly always have something interesting to tell, in conparison to their equivalent on T.V the insipid "Andrere Tijden".
Getting back to the subject of the ladies, I must think of my long-suffeeing sisters and rheir.attemptsto "civilise" me. Alas, all in vain,i tend to remain firm in m y infirmities.
WielLenders the director of the Liberation Museum, once referred to me in jest as the mudeum's"Pentagob"i thensaid"yes, that is correct;I have a hifgly develoed military ibdustrial conplex(frabk for shame! Don't you remember thr difference between "to havw" ab"to be"?) lately hr evebcalled me a "saxant", giving mr the idea if putting up nptices at the library door readibg::"WARNiNG, SAVANT sAUVAGE. Do not feeed, enter at your own risk.
It is not always easy having such areputation, it hasto be maintained. Currently I am reading David Lawday's biography of Talleyrand.what a delight that man wasi cannot imimgine any sisters ever wanting to " civilise"him. Insteas it probably was the otger way around. What a cultured gentleman he was! It must have been a delight to attend one of his salonsand just talk to him and his harem...
Well, friends, I have blathered on enough for now. Time to get back to bed.till tomorrow, qhen therapy will resume.
See you thrn!
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