Monthly Archives: June 2011

A good life

Louise, Age 71 Like one of your bloggers, reaching my 70th birthday was the first birthday that made me stop and think that I was indeed getting old(er). We celebrated with family & friends at a raucous Morroccan dinner complete … Continue reading

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Turning 70-A retrospective view from 91

Maggy Simony, Age 91 I’m 91 as of March 14th and remember Turning 70 as the ONLY decade birthday that bothered me. I remember early 30s as the best time of my life. 40th? Like Nora Ephron, much of my … Continue reading

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Looking toward 70 from age 50

Terri, Age 50 My perception of age 70 has always been that it’s a time for slowing down and quieting your life. Now I see that the picture you have in your mind at a younger age, about what a … Continue reading

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On Being Age 70

I turned age 70 last July and I am still trying to figure out how it happened. Even though I have 2 sons one who just turned 48 in January and the other who will be 45 in August I … Continue reading

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Conversation in Albany, N.Y.

Ellen, Age 70 I just hosted a gathering of ten 70 year-old women at my home. It was lovely. Three themes came up I hadn’t heard before. The first was concern about money from divorced and widowed women, all of … Continue reading

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Time to Retire

Evelyn, Age 70 People told me that I would know when it was time to retire, but I was skeptical. Then one day I received a call from a favorite client, for whom I had recently written a report. He … Continue reading

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Ellen’s 70 Story

Ellen Cole, Age 70 First off, I have to make the font at least 14 so I can read what I’m writing, even with my reading glasses on. I must have ten pairs of reading glasses scattered throughout the house. … Continue reading

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Reflections

“When I reflect on my life at 70, I begin with a holistic snapshot—that includes family, friends, and recreation. I end by thinking more and more about the role of work in my life, and the role of work in … Continue reading

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