Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanks-giving

Elizabeth, Age 77 I am 77 and when my knees don’t hurt I feel like 47! For 20 years until January, I worked for a florist, but got laid-off (he down-sized) at the beginning of 2012. The thing I liked … Continue reading

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Atlantic article about women in their 70s!

Ellen was interviewed for this interesting article about our generation. http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2012/11/what-boomer-women-can-learn-about-aging-from-gasp-older-women/265356/ Read and enjoy!

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Making informed choices

Pat, Age 72 Well, I don’t believe that “all things happen for a reason” or that what happens to you is part of “God’s plan”…sorry! I have found now that I am 72, that I have had to make choices … Continue reading

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Women still working after 60

Elizabeth, Age 70 My 70th birthday followed the publication of WOMEN STILL AT WORK–PROFESSIONALS OVER SIXTY AND ON THE JOB in June 2012 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). 70 Candles readers will be intrigued by the stories of older women who … Continue reading

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Seeking new passions

Star, 69 and 6 months I recently stumbled upon your blog while surfing the Internet and am glad I found 70 candles, as I will be turning 70 in six months. I have been thinking how I want to celebrate … Continue reading

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Then and now

Hideko, I will be 70 this New Year’s Day I miss the girl I used to be so many years ago With three inch heels and slim of build And heart with laughter filled. I love the woman I have … Continue reading

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Financial pain

Hi, I made bad financial choices and lost all my retirement savings at age 69–trying to determine if anyone recovered from such a devastating experience? Is it too late to still enjoy life? I’m getting very depressed about the situation … Continue reading

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I Want to Live in a Blue Zone

Jane, Age 72 Blue Zones are areas in the world that have been studied because of the longevity of their populace. Oh to live beneath the azure blue sky in Ikaria, Greece, where the air is clean and the water … Continue reading

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