Category Archives: 70 from other perspectives: looking forward and looking back

Latin American views on aging

From Georgina,  Age 70 In Latin America growing old brings very particular satisfactions.  As we live our years, we are clearer about who we are and what we’re here for. Society assumes we have this wealth of practical knowledge and wisdom … Continue reading

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Struggling at 74

Jean, Age 74 Turning 70 was a decade I always dreaded. Not for myself, but the concern of losing people I cared about. My health has been excellent and I am still working as a real estate agent with my … Continue reading

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Taxing tale

Marie-Andrée, Age 70 Ellen you were my advisor at Goddard in 1985…If Picasso had a Rose Period I have my Ellen Period…life was never the same… Here is my story when Mr. Robertson asked me about my retirement…since I am … Continue reading

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Ready to start living my future

Kay, Age 70 Hello again. This is my 2nd entry . My 1st was when I was still 69. So on 2/10/15 I turned 70! It just sounds “old” but I am exactly the same. I know I was afraid … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Negative feelings about being old

Anonymous, Almost 73 I am almost 73…I have the feeling that most comments sent to you are on the positive side….But I have very negative feelings about being old….I dislike that the physical beauty I once had is gone….I dislike … Continue reading

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Confessing ageism

Amy, Age 29 OK my confession, I must thank you for your inspiration. I however must admit I am no where near the wisdom levels that you have achieved. I have come across this site by a stroke of luck … Continue reading

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Used to being undaunted

Claudia, Age 87 Share my story! Where to start and be brief! Start with the present?.. I live alone in a lovely spacious apartment overlooking the Hudson River, NJ, and the George Washington Bridge. I have 4 children and 3 … Continue reading

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