Well, Mrs. Creemers was here this afternoon. It was absolutely delightful to see her again. She had a profound influence on my development. When I was a teenager i visited her regularly. She had inherited an absolutely wonderful collection of tin figures from her father plus th eGerman collectors magazines (Die Zinnfigur, Alte ubd Neue Zinnfiguren) that went with it.I used to borrow the magazines and translate uniform articles on sheets of school notebooks. these I stored in see-through holdalls in binders. This was the beginning of the Big System.
This all stimulated my interestin history through hmy imagination. And all that translating helped my German in school aswelll.I grew up with Napoleon and Frederick the Great. Today I wasable to thabk her for that.
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