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 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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Wishing you a happy healthy Fourth of July!

 I recall years of attending fireworks– sometimes near a display at the football field, others at a display over a lake.  the color sprays, booms and pops were awesome!


However, there were always those pesky mosquitoes and some years in the north, temperatures were quite chilly by fireworks time. I’d shiver!


These days JK and  I watch the July Fourth shows on TV.  No chills and no mosquitoes!  I can even wear my night dress and– instead of fighting traffic afterwards, I can climb into bed.


Observances shift, but delight of the celebration is still good!



Frances Fritzie



June 2019 sharing:

Week 1: “Between the ages of seven and twelve, I lived…”

Week 2: “My ideal vacation would be…”

Week 3: “I have never quite gotten the hang of…”

Week 4: “When I’m feeling sad, I usually…”



Our question for August 2019, “If you were trapped in a TV show for a month, which TV show would it be and why?” will continue for September. A fresh question for consideration will join it: “The best thing friends can do for one another is…”

Ninepatch is waiting and listening!


Ninepatch Birthdays for Aug:

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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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