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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Dear E-Readers, 

    I chose this weekend when I didn’t have appointments or other plans to change over from my older laptop to one I bought last month. I anticipated challenges. And, I have HAD them!

But, since I wasn’t under any pressure to speak of, I have been able to talk to my “cloud” people and my AoL helper these last two days.    I also uploaded from disk an old program I use for photographs.  <sigh>  More to do, but I am getting it done! (Old dogs CAN learn new tricks, they just have to have enough time and plan ahead!)

Speaking of planning ahead, it’s not too early to think about 2020! You have an while month to evaluate and decide what you want to change or try to do.   Best wishes!

Hope you are safely at home when you read this. The news of FULL of terrible weather reports and snarled roads and airports.

All’s well here in Gainesville, Florida. Expected rain did not arrive, but  about a week of 70s, cooler days are coming.


Frances Fritzie



If sunset had to be at the same time all year, what time would you want the sun to set? Why” will continue into January 2020 and a new topic will join, it: “The smallest gift I ever received was…”


Ninepatch Birthdays for Dec 2019:

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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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