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Ageless Authors

I participated in an Ageless Authors book signing event at the Dallas Half-Price Books flagship store, today. All the authors, of prose and poetry were over 65 and had begun their writing late in life. They were an encouraging group, … Continue reading

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A proud accomplishment

Sally,  Nearly 70 I feel like tooting my own horn and I’m gad to find this site to do it. On May 3 of this year I received my BA degree in Liberal Arts. My plan was to get that … Continue reading

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Antidote to retirement malaise

Deborah,  Just turned 70 Sometime during the night after midnight, I turned 70 years old! Wow, how did that happen so fast? In the days leading up to this event, I found myself in a sort of a funk and … Continue reading

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Living for today!

Sandi,  Age 70 My mother always said, “I don’t feel old on the inside.” The older I get, the more I understand this. The granddaughter of immigrants, the daughter of a disabled father, the first female in the extended family … Continue reading

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Involved and challenged every day

Jennifer Townsend,  Age 77 I have worked hard my entire life, beginning as a child, selling my mother’s baked goods door-to-door after school to get money for groceries. I raised 4 children as a ‘single mom’ – only there was … Continue reading

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Thankful

Sandra,  Age 68 Today is my 68th birthday – hooray for me. 1. I am thankful that I made it this far. I look forward to the morning each night when I go to bed. 2. I am thankful that … Continue reading

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My passage as a grandmother

Pat,  Age 71 I’d like to share my latest blog post on my passage as a grandmother, relishing in the joys and learning from the challenges: http://wowblog.me/the-education-of-a-grandmother

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Discombobulated

Frances,  Age 78 Dear Ellen and Jane, I discovered your 70 Candles blog only days ago and am happily working my way through all the postings, starting with December 2010. My own 70 Candles event was eight years ago, when … Continue reading

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Wondering where to live next

Anonymous,   Age 71 Reading your book after it was on a reading list at my recent 50th college reunion. I am blessed to have a healthy husband, wonderful friends locally and a family spread out across the country as … Continue reading

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Is it too late for me to start a business?

Sandra,  Age 70 I turned 70 in January. I had never been concerned with age but all of a sudden I felt almost desperate. I am running out of time. Five years ago my husband died after having been ill … Continue reading

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