Category Archives: Family matters

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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Should I move?

Anonymous, Age 74 Sitting here reading through this site, like what I’m reading and seeing, especially since it’s mostly women my age, yea, you understand. I’m wondering if anyone else has done what I think I might want to do … Continue reading

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Positive thinking works!

Anonymous, Age 69 Hi there! At 69 am more childlike than when I was a child. It’s been a conscious thing for me. My childhood was sad for me. I had too much responsibility for a 6 yr old, never … 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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8 concerns of women in their 70’s

We heard from women in their 70s here n our blog at 70candles.com and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it’s a great time to … Continue reading

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Make what’s left of life count

Barbara, Age 70 Today Sept. 12th 2014 is my 70th birthday and I believe finding this web site was one of the gifts God has given me today. I live in Phoenix, AZ and married for 51 years to a … Continue reading

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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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