Category Archives: HUMOR

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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Speed bumps on memory lane

Read our newest post at Huff/Post50! or If this link doesn’t work, just go to the Huffington Post site, find Huff/post50 and type in Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole. Enjoy!

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71 The second time around

Amy Bryant, Age 71+ According to the calendar, my 72nd birthday is coming up; and calendars don’t lie. Neither do I as a rule, but this year I’ll be making an exception and I will tell the big lie. The … Continue reading

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Cold feet

Anonymous Soon after I retired, I was asked out to lunch by my retired friends. As I walked toward the restaurant, it started to rain. I felt my feet getting wet, and when I looked down, I discovered I had … Continue reading

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The Perfect Pie

Constance, Age 76 I wanted to learn to bake the perfect pie. At my age, 76, why a pie? I can buy a pie at Costco. Pies are fattening and have everything in them that we are not supposed to … Continue reading

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There are so many situations that make us smile, and so many life stories that make us laugh out loud, that we thought we ought to add a humor page to our blog. We welcome contributions about the world as … Continue reading

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Eileen, Age 70 HE NOTICED Just as I was going through menopause, at age 51, my hair seriously started to change color, from dark brown to a certain shade of grey particularly on the top of my head. I was … Continue reading

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At Seventy

At Seventy At seventy backs ache, knees creak, minds wander and smiles broaden. Parts that used to take care of themselves need tending. And even though we don’t want to believe it, We are much further from the beginning than … Continue reading

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