Category Archives: Family matters

Feeling guilty – hoping for some insights

Briony, Age 66 66, married for 15 years to a man 18 years younger. But he looks my age, I look his age, and he’s more grown-up/adult than I. And he’s currently getting chemo for colorectal cancer (all cancers run … Continue reading

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Sooner than tomorrow

Dede, Age 72 At 72, I’m setting up a website and blog. My techie daughter is helping me do this and I’m learning as I go. You can find it at Soonerthantomorrow.com My purpose is twofold: 1) To provide a … Continue reading

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A life full of twists and turns

JoAnn, Age 70 I had a brief fling with a fifty year old man. I found myself shocked that he was attracted to me. We look about the same age and it was quite a rush being kissed like I … Continue reading

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The desire for freedom

Gypsy, Age 69 Well, here I am at 69! That dreaded number. I was a little girl who always wanted to be a cowgirl and live on a cattle ranch. I thought I would die young and wreckless. I was … 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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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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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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