Ninepatch 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 their 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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Happy November 1!
 After Hallowed Evening comes All Saints Day  followed by All Soul’s Day.   What has become a commercialized kids’ holiday was originally the beginning of three days of  observing the passing of those loved and lost.   As I recall Halloween Evening was first observed by the Irish Celts.   How things have changed!
If you live where Trick-or-treaters ring doorbells, maybe you’ll be sweetened by left-over treats!   I have nothing left over.  I didn’t buy any treats. When I live no small dressed up people ring doorbells!  My healthy-food attempt at diet  thanks whoever set up that circumstance.
Whatever marks your November first, may it bless you!



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to put “Facebook group” in the search line. Not just “Ninepatch.”  Our business page has no postings or chat.

Here’s the weekly topic line up for November 2018:

Week 1: “My birthday…”

Week 2: “I laughed so hard…”

Week 3: “Television is…”

Week 4: “My favorite teacher





            Over several years, our reader, contributor and proof-reader, June Poucher, (Oct.’18) has sent me “extra stamps” she sometimes gets in the mail. This month, there were enough to mail the entire issue! Thanks, June!



Ninepatch Birthdays for Nov:

Jane 7

Diana 17



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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