Category Archives: Traveling

Free to fly

Claudia, Age 74 Well, I am 74. Still feel I have vitality but perhaps it is on the wain! Life is still good but I do have a few issues with my kids and I’m hanging in there, just. By … Continue reading

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A wake-up call

Star, Age 71 I first wrote to 70 Candles upon turning 70 and since then have enjoyed reading other’s stories. Some have been uplifting and some have been poignant. But all have grappled with the aging process. I have been … Continue reading

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Bridging the decades at almost 95

Maggy, Almost 95 I’m 95 as of March 14th and remember Turning 70 as the ONLY decade birthday that bothered me. I remember early 30s and 40s as the best time of my life. 40th and 50th birthdays? Not traumatic. … 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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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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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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Inga’s story

Inga Wiehl, Age 77 I live in the state of Washington with all the opportunities it offers for a life out-of-doors.  I tend my garden,  hike in the summer and cross-country ski in the winter, play tennis year round and … Continue reading

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One day at a time

Sarah, Age 72 I’m 72 years young because I feel like I’m sweet sixteen and ready to go anywhere at anytime even when my knees are killing me. I worked 27 years for a retail store in the training & … Continue reading

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Follow your bliss

Arline, Age 70 Thank you for this opportunity for me and any women seventy’ish to share their stories. About ten months prior to turning seventy, I told my husband that I would like to celebrate my seventieth birthday in Italy. … Continue reading

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Seeking new passions

Star, 69 and 6 months I recently stumbled upon your blog while surfing the Internet and am glad I found 70 candles, as I will be turning 70 in six months. I have been thinking how I want to celebrate … Continue reading

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