Yesterday I was watching Megafactoriesin NatGeo TV. It all was about Pierce , anAmerican factorynof big ladder trucks for FireDepartments. It reminded mr I used to have a Dinky Toy of such a truck , and how I did play with it! I remember it stimulated my fantasy, and in my imagination I saw it all happening. The same process takes place in my brain when I am wargaming, which makes sufferingnlosses less attractive. Now you will say:"It is only cardboard and cardboard does not bleed", but Ii have been close to tears when I lost a crucial unit or my ship in W S&IM.oh, well. Itbis one way of stimulating an interest innhistory. Yesterday mothwr lent me another way.:Jan Blokker's Het Vooroudergevoel. I brgan to read itvyesterday and by noew am deep in it. The book is injteresting and well written, to sayvthevvery least.
Thebook was not thebonly hibg mum broughtvyesterday.there also were two herrings, which meantbherring for dinner and breakfast. yYum! Thanks , ma!
In closing a message for Marleen fomk Casus Belli. I do have email now, so stand by for new articles!
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