around the frame aug 2017 – our experiences

Hi Frances,  I enjoyed your nostalgic piece “Heat Wave” in the July ‘17 Ninepatch. It featured a summer night on the street where you lived.  It was total Americana, Norman Rockwell-ish, and soothing to read.  It’s good to have those positive memories; they derail the negative intrusions. When Bill and I were bopping around Savannah, […]

around the frame jul 2017 – our experiences

Hi Frances, I just finished reading the May ‘17 issue where you wrote about memories of soft things. I also had my grandmother’s seal fur coat and wore it! On me, it looked very similar to the one in your picture.  The coat was very warm, lush, and heavy! I had no idea seal fur was […]

around the frame jun 2017 – our experiences

Hi Frances, I enjoyed reading about the basketball games in the April ’17 Ninepatch. Your description brought back an atmosphere that I remember from my years of attending basketball games. I also recall fondly the many games I attended when in high school and college. In high school, I was a cheerleader. I attended both […]

around the frame may 2017 – our experiences

Ha-ha, Frances! I like the way you compliment JK’s wild side. (It’s a rare senior that still has one!) John and I are off to La Jolla for a concert and a walk. The weather is in the high 60’s so warmth might be a little challenging on the coast. We’ll just have to take […]

around the frame mar 2017 – our experiences

Hey Fritzie! The March ‘17 Midmonth Reflection about robins returning north was really peaceful and enjoyable.   Thank you my friend. Patricia Patricia (Mar. ‘17) adds, “I am so looking forward to spring.” ** Franca springtime! I am listening to the sweet chirp of birds as I write. Sometimes the chirps are loudly interrupted by […]

around the frame mar 2017 – our experiences

  Frances,   I remember old-fashioned Valentine’s Day cards. I worked as a school nurse from 1976 to 1988 and the teachers always amazed me at their thinking/ planning ahead for holidays and special occasions like Valentine’s Day.  (I never did master that!)  As a young charge nurse –no matter what shift –I arrived, got […]

around the frame feb 2017 – our experiences

Hi, In reading your reflection, I feel you were experiencing some moments of nostalgia that left you choked up.  That happens to me … sometimes nearly blindsiding me.   Anyway, I’m glad it seemed to be a positive experience for you. It usually leaves me feeling somehow unmoored.    XO, Chantal Chantal (Dec. ‘16) adds, […]

around the frame jan 2017 – our experiences

Dear Frances, I love the Midmonth Reflection candle piece I just received.  I need to print it and get it framed.  Much love, Louise (Dec. ‘16) ** Great reflection! I think Michelle Obama, in her interview with Oprah Winfrey, summed it up well when she spoke of the need for “hope.” What I feel is […]

around the frame dec 2016 – our experiences

“Thank you for your appreciation of what is!” Palma (See her story, p. 8) ** “Lovely, simply lovely thoughts and inspiring photographs…. Thank you, Frances!” Gail (July ‘16) ** “I liked your mid-month reflection article. And the nice pic.” June (See her Story in FABRICS.) ** “Gorgeous picture of the bare tree with sunset in […]

around the frame nov 2016 – our experiences

Frances, I loved your Oct. ‘16 story “Jeannie” –but so sad.  It had to be so difficult to go through this with her. So special she sent that letter to you. Dottie (July ‘16) adds, “I also loved June’s FABRICS article, “I Remember.”  How precious.  The picture of the Model A was great.” * Thanks […]