Category Archives: Looking ahead

My decision to leave my home

Barbara Mott, now 90 Excerpts from Chapter Two written in her 80′s While I am now blissfully settled in my new home, it was with much deliberation and soul-searching and almost sleepless nights that I had come to the decision … 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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A glimpse of the big picture

Karen, Age 70 In January, 2014, I spent three weeks in India with two women who are not family members, not of the same nationality, and not in the same age group. Drawn together by a keen interest in the … 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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Re-connecting with old friends

Barbara, Age 78 In anticipation dread of retirement to begin this August, I have initiated email correspondence with one special friend from each segment of my life, of which there were three- hence three gals, HS, College, Grad School, after … Continue reading

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Another kick at the cat?

Diane, About to turn 71 I felt very depressed on my 70th B Day. I am still working as I tell myself “It keeps me young”…I keep very current, as in fashion,technology, etc. My friends and strangers tell me I … Continue reading

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Late bloomers last longer!

Joyce, Turning 70 on May 8 Hello to all the ladies out there who are approaching the decade of their 70′s. I am turning 70 on May 8, 2014…and wondering how that could be possible! :O) I can tell you … Continue reading

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Scared and sad

Judie, Age 69 I am finding I am almost panicked about turning 70. This will be a little past two weeks when “the day arrives” I am very depressed. I have no desire to go out much or do anything. … Continue reading

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70 Things to Do When You Turn 70- A new book!

We, Jane and Ellen, have an entry in this recently released book, edited by Mark Evan Chimsky. Our chapter, called “Gather Together!” describes the powerful energy and warmth we felt among the women in our many conversation groups. The 70 … Continue reading

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An amazing woman

Here is the link to an inspiring story about Ethel Percy Andrus, who demonstrated how much one woman can contribute to society in her later years. Ojaihistory.com/Ethel-Percy-Andrus-how-one-woman-changed-America/

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