Category Archives: Family matters

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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Laps

Jane, Age 73 I have a new goal for this summer. It’s just for myself; admittedly, inspired by my sister who took up swimming after she retired. I am swimming the length of our community pool, and increasing the distance … Continue reading

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70 things to do before I turn 70

Peggy, Age 69 I decided December 1, 2012 that I wanted to do 70 things I had never done before I turned 70!!!!!!!!!!!! So to that end I have been recording all of my accomplishments. (I am counting this OK?) … Continue reading

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Finding it hard

Annemarie, Age 73 I am 73 years old and find it hard to come to terms with getting old. I miss my youth, the attention, the energy I had, and having something to look forward to. My time is spent … Continue reading

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