around the frame nov 2019 – our experiences

Frances, You have published your book?!  How exciting for you. It is gratifying to accomplish a goal involving your passion, isn’t it?  I’ll look forward to reading a copy when it is available for Kindle. Linda Rosenthal Linda Rosenthal (Oct.’19) adds, “I have now downloaded the Kindle edition of Frances’ book. The first chapter of […]

around the frame aug 2019 – our experiences

Dear Frances, When I read your story, “The Handyman” (May ’19) and wrote about contracts (June’19), I had to consider my own history with such workers. While my non-contractual agreement with my dog-sitter is going smoothly, handymen are another matter. Personally, my confrontational style is a mess. I want to improve it. I’ve tried in […]

around the frame jul 2019 – our experiences

Hi Frances – I gained SO MUCH from your June 2019 story! I am itching to respond. First of all, reading JK’s side was extremely helpful. As I read your point of view –I understood it perfectly. THEN, I read JK’s, and I understood his point of view perfectly. To add a third voice (my […]

around the frame jun 2019 – our experiences

Dear Frances, I never heard of the movie “Pay It Forward.” At ALDI, I have given my cart to others just to be helpful! My activities are back to a routine. I go to the Senior Center every Thursday for a Bible study and lunch. After that we have Bingo. (I win money once in […]

around the frame may 2019 – our experiences

Dear Frances, It was a tough winter. We had snow most every day, plus wind and cold temperatures. I was happy to see the robins in March and know spring was finally here!” Mothers’ Day is this month! My mother and my mother-in-law, both grandmothers and all my aunts on my mother’s side have passed […]

around the frame apr 2019 – our experiences

Frances, I enjoyed the Mid-month story of your puppy, Bootsie, but was sad she had to sleep alone. I always slept with my dogs, but I understand many dog-owners don’t. I even slept with Tyke, my last toy poodle. I had him seventeen years. Tyke really was my husband’s dog. Chuck got him because he had […]

around the frame mar 2019 – our experiences

Dear Fritzie, I just returned from a visit to my sister in Chicago.  While there, I enjoyed tramping through the snow and seeing my breath for the first time in three+ years and watching a beautiful six-inch snowfall.  Believe it or not I do miss the seasons, esp. winter (not the shoveling, just the quiet […]

around the frame feb 2019 – our experiences

Dear Frances and Ninepatch readers, Happy New Year! May you be blessed abundantly. I sure appreciate the concern for me Ninepatchers have shown. That’s very meaningful. I’m very grateful. I need to provide you with an update for them. I’ve had no bad news. Things are going pretty well actually. The investigators have not had […]

around the frame jan 2019 – our experiences

Hi Fritzie, I was looking through my photographs taken some time ago, and as I turned onto this photo (above) suddenly your name popped into my head!  I often send a message to the person who enters my stream of thought. Wishing you and hubby good days ahead! All the best!  Betsy Betsy (Dec.’18) adds […]

around the frame dec 2018 – our experiences

Dear Frances, Speaking of quilts, I have a quilt that I bought many years ago at an estate sale somewhere.  It had a handwritten tag on it that said “Started in 1940.” (I think it was finished in the 1970s.)  I kept the tag, but I don’t know where it is to confirm that. I believe it’s a […]