Category Archives: Family matters

Lessons from a Hip Replacement

Ellen, Age 73 Three years ago, at age 70, I began to experience pain in my upper right leg after playing tennis. I diagnosed myself with a groin pull and made an appointment with a physical therapist. After about five … Continue reading

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Waiting for Inspiration

Anonymous, Almost 70 It is a muggy, summer’s evening. Daytime heat has cooled a bit. Thunder continues to echo. Wind bursts have quieted some but just a few drops of rain made it to the ground. The predicted storm seems … 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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Alone, seeking connections

Lynette, Age 75 i just heard about this blog in a book i got for a friend – “70 things to do when you turn 70.” this is my first year being alone. when i was healthy, everything seemed ok. … Continue reading

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Now what?

Linda, Age 69 I am so happy I found your site. I will be 70 in August and have been pondering,”Now what?” That’s what I googled and found 70candles. I have taken your advice on makeup and hair, even got … Continue reading

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Digging out

Marilyn, Age 73 I am so happy to find this group. It was from buying your book that I found the blog. We were married for 35 yrs, when 2yrs ago my husband died by suicide. I was devastated and … Continue reading

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My story…my story

Dot, Age 70.5 My story..my story, what is my story and where do I begin my story. At birth, teenage years, when I was married, the birth of my two children, my divorce, and now here I am 70 and … Continue reading

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Almost at the big 70

Ellyn, Age 69years and 10 mos. Almost at the big 70. Very conscious of this forthcoming birthday. I feel excited and in awe. My life has evolved in very unexpected ways…. I began as a high school English teacher, married, … Continue reading

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69 and Wondering

Anonymous, Age 69 I am 69 years old and will be 70 in March, 2014. Most women my age have careers, family and grandchildren. I have none of these. I am a widow without children, grandchildren, and I haven’t a … Continue reading

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin shares her story about turning 70

Letty Cotttin Pogrebin, Age, 74 With permission from Letty, we post this excerpt from her book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, © Letty Cottin Pogrebin. PublicAffairs, 2013. MY SUMMER OF BLISS JUNE 9, 2009. MY … Continue reading

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