An Extraordinary Life (Chapter 5)

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Chapter 5:  1948 Talk of Divorce 

 In the summer of 1947, Sophie’s visit became a constant source of tension.  Her running around with different men caused her to miss the family vacation in August – 1948 would be no different.  In fact, P. Frank’s Parisienne lawyer  sent the following communique stating that he had received a petition for divorce from Sophie’s lawyer:

Mr. Ralph Peazant,  Counsellor at Law
Paris, France                                                                                                                  
22 April 1948

Mr. Frank Freeman
U.S. Army /Höechst – Germany

Dear Mr. Freeman

I have just received from Maitre B. one of the lawyers for Mrs. Freeman, a copy of the petition for divorce which he has filed.

She charges that the marriage was a failure from the start, etc… Of course she has to say something to get a divorce and frankly I do not think we should bother too much about what she says.  I strongly advise you to let her get the divorce.

Her lawyer agrees in writing that…

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I have spent the majority of my adult life as a science educator. As a K-5 science specialist for a major Florida School District I designed and developed the first-two stand-alone dedicated K-5 science classroom in the State — developed through a $100,000 grant by the Monsanto Corporation. I have worked as a naturalist and director of a 140 acre environmental center, as well as an Instructional Specialist for the U.S. Navy (Financial Management), U.S. Army (designing and developing medical interactive multimedia and distance learning courses,) and Department of Defense Dependent Schools (Science Specialist.)

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