“I want a divorce.”
A relatively short sentence that takes only a second to speak, but whose effects last a lifetime. I was forty-seven when my wife made that statement and it was one of those moments in time, in our lives, we remember perfectly, and usually with a sense of dread and discomfort.”
So begins a book called Icicles in the Park by Burbank High ’68 classmate Bill Reimers who tells us he is another published author! And these days, you can get his book on Amazon or even immediately, as a Kindle download. [UPDATE: Bill writes that his book, “Icicles in the Park” is now available at Amazon.com in paperback. “I would love for some of our classmates to read it and learn a bit about me as an adult. It is only 12.99 and a good read I’ve been told.”]
Here’s what Bill wrote as a summary of the book:
This is the story of the journey my 8 year-old daughter and I traveled as a result of the unexpected break-up of our family. It is filled with heart break and heart warming experiences we went through during the most difficult divorce process. It is my hope that the readers of our story will learn and benefit from our experiences and have a much smoother process during their divorce.
Topics which are covered include:
Chapter 1. Divorce: A seven-letter word with four letter word effects
Chapter 2: Getting through the first months
Chapter 3: Help from an unexpected source
Chapter 4: A bit of history
Chapter 5: Icicles in the Park
Chapter 6: The power of love and mall shopping
Chapter 7: Settling in
Chapter 8: Two steps forward; one step backward
Chapter 9: Some major do’s in the divorce process
Chapter 10: Major don’ts in the divorce process
Chapter 11: What an incredible journey this has been
Chapter 12: Lindsay and I now
If you click here, you will be able to read previews of each chapter. The book is 155 pages long and has been published by Waterfront Press.
And if you’d like to see what Bill has been up to since high school, you can go back and read my other posts: Fishing for salmon, instead of veins; and Without apology. Congratulations, Bill, on your latest accomplishment!
Hey, classmates — do write in and tell us your news! I see a lot of your pictures on FaceBook, but I won’t re-publish without your permission. The easiest way to send me news is to email me.