It’s a little late. I meant to tell you this before. Your “Dream Themes” of Feb.’20 gave me chills! You dreamed about “kobe bean” and in researching it made a spiritual connection to Kobe Bryant. (I did not know the meanings of “kobe.” I thought he may have been named after the city […]


Dear Fritzabirthdaythoughts, My friends treated me to lunch at a tea shop in San Juan Capistrano (California). We had so much fun! We borrowed silly hats from the tea shop and they also gave me a tiara. Since I grew up English, I enjoy a lot of teas. The one I chose was a […]



Jodi (Jan.’20) adds, “I still have my house in Florida and am working on renting out the part of it that is a hair salon.”


Hi Fritzie,

It’s been awhile since I wrote. After discovering my cancer was back, I decided to have a bone marrow/stem cell treatment using […]


(Letters to the Editor)


Did I write to you? I thought I did but I’m not really clear on that.  I’m feeling over-loaded these days – lots to be grateful for though. 

I remember you were upset during your late October “re-entry.” I can identify with that. (I did tell you […]

around the frame dec 2019 – our experiences


Good to hear from you! Between the rain, traffic and “tummy troubles,” I’m sure you were glad to arrive in Florida and just crash for a couple days! I had to smile when you mentioned in your letter to e-readers that JK was back in his happy place with the warm weather.


around the frame nov 2019 – our experiences


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’ […]

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 […]

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.


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 […]

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 […]