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An appreciative gent

Ray, Age 53 I am a 53 year old gent i have been married to my wife for 1 year having been dating her 6 years. She has just turned 70 and she is most wonderful beautiful woman i have … Continue reading

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A wake-up call

Star, Age 71 I first wrote to 70 Candles upon turning 70 and since then have enjoyed reading other’s stories. Some have been uplifting and some have been poignant. But all have grappled with the aging process. I have been … Continue reading

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Speed dating at 70 and beyond!

Here’s the link to a wonderful story about speed dating events for those 70 and older….and the trailer of a new film. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/18/the-age-of-love-speed-dating-70_n_6699960.html?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003 Enjoy! Jane and Ellen

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Bridging the decades at almost 95

Maggy, Almost 95 I’m 95 as of March 14th and remember Turning 70 as the ONLY decade birthday that bothered me. I remember early 30s and 40s as the best time of my life. 40th and 50th birthdays? Not traumatic. … Continue reading

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A survivor at 70

Janet, Age 70 I just ran across this blog and really wanted to add my little thoughts. As you can see I was born in 1944 a war baby. I had a horrible childhood, a battered child my life was … Continue reading

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Finding your life’s work…at any age

Nancy, Age 79 I found the class in the Community Education schedule,”Finding Your Life’s Work at Any Age.” I thought. even at my age? This is what I shared with the class at the last session. We’re supposed to start … Continue reading

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Not like a Boomer

Sandy, Age 71 I am a 71 years old woman and live in a log cabin on a gravel road in Western North Carolina. I designed and built the cabin 12 years ago and was my own contractor. I had … Continue reading

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Should I move?

Anonymous, Age 74 Sitting here reading through this site, like what I’m reading and seeing, especially since it’s mostly women my age, yea, you understand. I’m wondering if anyone else has done what I think I might want to do … Continue reading

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Positive thinking works!

Anonymous, Age 69 Hi there! At 69 am more childlike than when I was a child. It’s been a conscious thing for me. My childhood was sad for me. I had too much responsibility for a 6 yr old, never … Continue reading

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Relocation decisions

Pat, Almost 70 Is is great to read the stories of other people who are in the age range I find myself. I am so very fortunate to have health and economic ability to do anything I can dream. I … Continue reading

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