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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Hello E- Friends!

Since January 1 was a holiday, I didn’t go anywhere and no bills came in the mail. AH! A rare stay-at-home day.


I did yard work since it was in the 70s and got in to straightening the house. It had gotten messy with the various projects I’ve been doing: making envelopes, collecting items to send in birthday and other cards, writing some and editing a bit for my writers’ group. Stacks of things and piles of papers needing putting away.


Hope your 2019 also began happily and continues to unfold with smiles.



Frances Fritzie


This month, we’re also offering a mid-month game for everyone to try and, as always, you’re welcome to leave your comments here, online, or write to tell us about your game responses. Enjoy!



Our Monthly Question for November 2018, “I am (fairly) good at….” will continue. A new topic will join it, “If neither time nor money were an issue, what do you think would be the most enjoyable way to travel from New York to California?”



Following are our Facebook Ninepatch Topics for January 2019.

Week 1: “As I grow older, I am looking forward to…”

Week 2: “The way I like to eat a sandwich is…”

Week 3: “The last time I really had fun was…”

Week 4: “My first kiss…”

We look forward to seeing your responses!




Ninepatch Birthdays for January:
Dorothy 4

Nancyann 10

Fred 20

Liz 25

Sherryl 26




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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