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

zaterdag 2 juli 2011

Notes from the captain's sickbed.

It turns out I am too impatient to work the i-pad well. Oh well. Like the psychoologist concluded, obviously my intecllectual capacities have been impaired and if you believe that, Rense, I have this road bridge over the Waal forsale no, I wo'nt gift-wrap it! I just have to wait and see what next week will bring, isn't it exciting? These days, i fondly remember the Airfix days of my life. oh, the excitement when a new catalogue came out! that coulfd fire my imagination for days. I learnt wargaming from Donald Featherstone's book, which contained three sets of rules: one for ancients, one for horse- and musket and one for WW II. I had hours of fun with it and it gave my agression a safe way out not too mention the boardgames with their intricate rulesets that demanded hours of study. Luckily, I found the guys at Ducosim and they helped me. Later on I helped found my own club in Nijmegen Casus Belli. There I have been able to help (read: corrupt) other innocent into wargaming. Oh, the thrills of victories; the agonies of defeat! But it has been worth it. The little cardboard time machines have given me wonderdful insights, not too mention amusements. It is better than watching television for a similar amount of time. And even now, it helps me recover by forcing me to use my brain( what is left of it). So I will do my best to go on gaming.. Starting tomorrow, I'll go back to Casus Belli. Let the dice fly high!
Yours aye

A little comment of his sister
Frank works the Ipad great considering that he just has it for one day. So, even Frank must practise a little, but it will be all right.

1 opmerking:

  1. Frank,

    it's good to read that you go to CB again. I hope we can welcome you at Ducosim in the Flint too in the near future?