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

“Oldish”

Esther, Age 69 I shall be 70 in a few months. I’ve read that i shall not be really old but instead “oldish!” I am single, a retired high school teacher, have no immediate family but a fabulous group of … 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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To LIFE!

Barbara, Age 80 Nancy was a much beloved mentor who shepherded her students through graduate school, unlocked writer`s block and helped dissertations find a home between two hard covers. At her memorial gathering, staged in her own home, students flew … Continue reading

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The Spirit of ’76

My birthday weekend is here. Having a July 3rd birthday means I can always count the 4th of July fireworks as “mine.” From the beautiful explosions around the lake at summer camp of my childhood, to the extraordinary illuminations nearby … Continue reading

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Not so uplifting or pleasant

Anonymous,  Age 86 Are you interested in the story and comments of an 87-year-old (who retired from her job at 85)? What if the things I told you were not as uplifting or pleasant as you would like?  For example, … Continue reading

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Emerging from winter snows

Susan,  Age 77 I enjoy everyone’s comments…they enrich my vision of myself.  I live in the Colorado mountains and we are just emerging from the winter snows.  Living in a resort is very beautiful but in the winter our lives … Continue reading

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A change of heart

Anonymous,  Age 70 I am almost 71, but sadly, can’t say the number out loud. My story might seem to be a sad one, having lost my mother to cancer when she was only 45 and I was 16. My … Continue reading

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80 is the new 80

Lois Cronholm,  Age 85 80 is the new 80. While anyone reading this title is likely to know why I am writing this tome, I ask your indulgence to read on. There are some half dozen expressions that either bore … Continue reading

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Decade birthdays

Helen Hamsa,  Age 70 ​Tomorrow I will be 70. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been at a decade birthday. In celebration, my son and his family took me to Silver Lake and South Lake Tahoe last August. My daughter and … Continue reading

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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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