FACEBOOK NINEPATCH GROUP

In case you have not yet visited our Facebook Ninepatch Group, Christa (June ‘18) has made a direct link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/905148932989695 For those of you who are cyber readers of the non-.pdf issue, you can double click on this link. For everyone else, you’ll have to retype it. (Cumbersome but, here it is, anyway.) Thank you, […]

THE MONTHLY QUESTION

Frances, Editor has a comment on “I first lived away from home at/with…” I guess my parents wanted to be sure I didn’t come running home from college every weekend. They sent me 1,000 miles away from Northern Indiana to Northern Florida. I lived in a three-floored dorm housing at least 200 girls in cell-like […]

HOW TO LINK TO THE Ninepatch WEB PAGE

Speaking for the Ninepatch Board of Directors, we’d be so grateful if you’d share our Ninepatch web site newsletter with your online friends! Here’s how: If you’re using a PC copy http://ninepatch9.org/ (by highlighting it and pressing Ctrl and C at the same time) and then paste it into the text box on Facebook, Twitter, […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

This month Christa (Mar. ‘18) comments on “The Best Thing about Having Children …” “The best thing is how they help you see the world with a fresh perspective. There’s something amazing about being with someone who is (See back page.) experiencing things for the very first time. As they marvel at the world, you […]

A NINEPATCH FACEBOOK GROUP

At our annual Ninepatch Board of Directors Meeting, Georgene, Christa and I discussed stretching our outreach. To do this we decided to create a Facebook address. In the new “Ninepatch group,” Ninepatch-ers can respond right away to posted thoughts and topics. Our aim is to attract community conversation, to reach out to people who can […]

THE MONTHLY QUESTION

Chantal (Mar. ‘18) comments on our new question, “The best thing about having children is…” She says, “I honestly enjoy my two sons as the adults they’ve become! Since I don’t seem to have the ‘shopping gene’ many women do, I’d rather go off with my sons to a pub, have a beer and watch […]

THE NINEPATCH WEB SITE

In 2017 we didn’t make any major changes to the site, www. Ninepatch9.org. It is worth noting that it is now, comprised of over 1600 pages –including back issues. According to the web site statistics trackers, we had 15, 863 visits. The majority were US users, although you may be surprised to hear that the […]

OUR 2018 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

Carol (Mar.’18) commented on her experience after playing our 2018 game. She says, “I stopped reading to draw my bird after the game’s question, ‘What color is the bird when you wake up the fifth day?’ My drawing is a pink parakeet with an extra long tail.  (I swear I didn’t read Frances’ answer first!)  […]

OUR 2018 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

Georgene (Jan.’18) played our game of changing bird colors. Before reporting on her ending she said, “Frances mentioned she had a green parakeet when she was a girl. I had a green parakeet, too. It’s name was Nippers!” The game’s scenario is from authors Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito’s Kokology, The Game of Self-Discovery. In […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

June Poucher (Feb. ‘18) comments on our question, “I remember my grandparents …” She writes, “I remember my maternal grandparents with fondness and respect. My granddaddy was a quiet, rather shy family man who raised cattle and citrus. He was highly respected, known for “his word is his bond” reputation. My grandmother was a high […]