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Too stubborn to let this get me down

Cherrie, Age 69 Hello. Who knew 70 would feel so lonely. I’m retired advanced practice nurse, for about two years. Still miss the patients and staff. Recently had a total knee replacement surgery and doing well. Except, it has brought … Continue reading

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LIFE is a great gift

Belita, Turning 70 Hello to ALL 70’S……On October 17….this year …2016, I am turning 70…I feel I am only 35…for some reason…..Usually on my Birthday….I love to travel….I was in Paris..when I turned 63…..then to Bejing, China on another Birthday….and … Continue reading

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Still me!

Syd, Age 80 Turned 80 today and do not feel any different than I did yesterday.

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Do men feel differently about aging?

Cathy, Age 63 Hi – I’ve been reading the stories – preparing myself for my 70s. I am inspired by the many vibrant, energetic, resourceful women here, and hope that when as I grow older I will share the same … Continue reading

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Hard to plan

Gen, Age 69 Hi, I’ll be 70 in November, I’ve been saying that I’m 70 all summer. I’m kinda proud that I made it – well, I know I’ve got two whole months left to be 69. Right now I … Continue reading

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Sephardic cooking

Rachel, Age 71 I retired from teaching at age 60 to spend a month with my daughter in LA as she was having her first child, my second grandchild. I continued to substitute teach and take orders for my ethnic … Continue reading

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Am I really 71!!!!!

Sheilagh, Age 71 What a charming web site, so happy to have found you. Am a British lady living in Montreal for over thirty years. Love it here except the winters are brutal, but I do stay in when it’s … Continue reading

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Women just know what you mean

Linda, Age 66 My husband is ill and has been for the past, what seems like 20 years. As his condition worsened I retired early to be his caretaker. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. Although I … Continue reading

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Gathering in Southern California

Cindy, Age 69 Do you live in southern California? I am trying to start a 70 Candles group for the Pasadena/Los Angeles area. Due to the large area covered by Los Angeles county, I find women interested in forming a … Continue reading

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Boston gathering – do you live near here?

Mary, Turning 71 I’m Mary Hirsch of Boston, (turning a youthful 71 tomorrow) with an UPDATE for the pending FIRST 71Candles get together as soon as our HOT/HUMID “peasant weather,” as my tiny, aristocratic French grandma called it) passes. I … Continue reading

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