Ninepatch OnLine Magazine is the monthly publication of a non-profit organization by the same name. In the pages of this Ninepatch magazine, women – and the men who support them – share spiritual journeys and life experiences through letters, essays, poetry, book reviews and more. Ninepatch offers a forum where contributors can be heard and enjoy an atmosphere of sharing and acceptance. Such sharing is vital in helping everyone find their place in an eternal spiritual circle where all know and are known.

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Hello from sunny Florida! 

We are finally dropping out of the 90s! What a pleasure.

For a whole week there have also been no hurricanes potentially whirling their way toward us. Whew!

We will see 90s again this year, and new hurricanes will develop and twist toward Florida, but this respite very, very welcome.

Not much is new at our house. JK and I continue to isolate.  (He is not only “older” but has two preexisting conditions.  He is staying PUT.) 

I mask and use sanitizer to get groceries, and run errands. 

For “fun,” I ZOOM  every day of the week with  groups in Michigan, Indiana and Florida.  Seeing friends and talking with them helps fill my need to connect with people. (I still l-o-n-g to HUG my sons and grandsons.  That’s “off limits” for a while yet.)

JK and I are eagerly watching news of a vaccine!

May your days be both interesting and restful, but most of all safe and healthy!


Frances Fritzie




TOPICS For October 2020:

Week 1: “What has been your biggest disappointment in life?”
Week2: “When I was a kid, my parents woke me up by…”
Week3: “To show I appreciate a relative or friend, one thing I could do is…”
Week4: “If I dressed up for Halloween, I would pretend to be…”


Ninepatch Birthdays for OCT 2020:




Ninepatch is updating our web site and looking for additional writers. We want weekly bloggers, monthly comments and occasional small pieces. We are even thinking about short stories!


Contact Editor, Frances.


Ninepatch is a non-profit. Every person who works for us– including Frances—is a volunteer. No one is paid. However, we do have business expenses. Paper, ink, software, labels, and Internet connections, are a few.

While e- readers see color, our paper readers seldom do. It’s too expensive. Yet, due to mailing costs and postage, they bear the brunt of “donation-for-service.” (Financially speaking, E- readers ride their coat-tails.)

If you enjoy reading our magazine and have not already made a donation for 2016, kindly consider making one. $5 is not too small.

We have a Paypal account, or you can send a check to our mailing address:

1014 NW 52nd Ter.

Gainesville, Fl. 32605

Thanks to those of you who support our outreach though coin-of-the-realm, service and prayers. Special thanks to our Board of Directors: Christa and Georgene, our membership coordinator: Dottie, our proofreaders: June and James and the sticky note writers: Leigh, James and Georgene. We appreciate their service.

Of course, you who contribute letters, stories, poems and drawings are the lifeblood of the newsletter and we are especially thankful for you!

Those who give in any way know the greatest return. Hence the old saying, “You reap what you sow.”

Editor, Frances


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