WEEKLY FACEBOOK TOPICS

Many thanks to everyone who took time to make short comments to our weekly /daily NINEPATCH GROUP postings.  Following is a letter-like comment reader Meschelle Amber (Sept. ’18) made last month to the weekly topic, “My favorite ice cream….” “When I was a little girl mother always wanted to keep Neapolitan ice cream around. Being […]

AN EARLIER QUESTION

A Monthly Question I recall from earlier this year was “I first lived away from home…” My leaving home event happened when I went off to nursing school. It was September of 1955. I lived in a sort of dorm, at St. Luke’s School of Nursing.   Back then The White Home was the students’ residence. […]

THE MONTHY QUESTION

Georgene (Sept. ’18) writes, “Back in August, one of the questions was ‘I was born in….’ Here’s my reply, ‘I was born at Quintard Hospital, San Diego CA, in 1953. In 2001 when my husband and I moved to San Diego from Michigan I thought it would be fun to try to find my birth […]

HUMOR

Humor  Is uplifting On both ends … Sending and Receiving Just like the smiles it causes. I wish I had more of it to share!               Simon Stargazer III   (Sept. ’18) comments on his lines, “I’m a pretty positive guy, and I try to share positive thoughts with most everyone I meet. Humor is […]

AFTERMATH

After the marches And rallies and protests At home now With bunions and sun Burn, The marchers all worn out,   The policemen Their guns removed from under their pant legs, Satisfied from their kept-ordered Peace, Makes one wonder about The aftermath, Whether any marchers Changed sides, Whether more lines  Will form at the ballot […]

STEPPING UP OUT OF THE BIG GREEN BLOCK

I used to belong to back yard Buicks, to sliding glass patio doors and early   Saturday dewy mornings, to basket for newspapers on my BMX, a pogo stick, and to a slight change in seasons. But these I can no longer touch.   It’s this coat I’m wearing, it’s too heavy. I can’t even smile […]

ORPHAN HERO

This novel by John Babb is a story of a young man’s struggle to survive a journey across America. It covers a time period from 1848 to 1866 that changed the face of history for the U.S. The saga begins with the author’s great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Windes, as a 7 year old in Indiana. He […]

A GREAT READ

First, I read this morning then at noon –reading and finishing but not ever wanting the story to end. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a novel by Jan-Phillip Sendker. The book was an international best seller, translated from German. I literally cried for 15 minutes after I finished.  It is a love story that […]

No action…

No action is better than a wrong choice.             James (Sept. ’18) adds, “Waiting is safe; wrong action is sorry.”

A HAPPY/SAD FACT

Many of today’s generation aren’t interested in keeping family heirlooms. They don’t want “that old stuff” and send it to be auctioned off.             Cookbooks are old stuff? They once were the very heart beat of the home –the kitchen. Busy women had taken time to write down recipes passed on verbally from mothers and […]