Category Archives: Stories

Ageless Authors

I participated in an Ageless Authors book signing event at the Dallas Half-Price Books flagship store, today. All the authors, of prose and poetry were over 65 and had begun their writing late in life. They were an encouraging group, … Continue reading

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Discombobulated

Frances,  Age 78 Dear Ellen and Jane, I discovered your 70 Candles blog only days ago and am happily working my way through all the postings, starting with December 2010. My own 70 Candles event was eight years ago, when … Continue reading

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Reclaiming elderhood

Lisbet,  Age 69 I’m thrilled to know about your blog! I work in a part-time position as Development Director/Community Liaison for www.NeighborsWhoCare.net, a small nonprofit who cares for impoverished elders who still live at home but are isolated, lonely and … Continue reading

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Crossing the finish line

Margie Smith,   Age 75 Last June, two days before my 75th birthday, I did a 5K on the Detroit River Walk. I am not an athlete. I never won a medal for a physical feat of any ilk. I play golf … Continue reading

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Nothing stays the same from year to year

Sheila,  Age 69 11/12 70….it sounds OLD, but mentally I feel about 40. Some concerns at this age: 1) loss of confidence in physical agility with noticeable balance insecurity particularly after a few minor falls” 2) “crepey” skin particularly on … Continue reading

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Staring 70 straight in the face

Patty,  Age 69 Here I am staring 70 straight in the face and fearing that I will have to tell someone someday soon that I am OMG 70!!! To me that is the definitive age of being “old” although most … Continue reading

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Now what?

Bonnie,  Almost 69 I will be 69 in a couple of weeks. I’m already thinking about 70. We moved to Montana 16 years ago. Live in a rural area. Therefore I haven’t made too many friends especially in my age … Continue reading

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Birthday parties

Janie,  Age 70 My birthday was Feb. 2nd. I wanted a surprise party! Alas, my husband is not a party person and even though I kept saying “all I want for my birthday is a surprise party,” it wasn’t to … Continue reading

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arriving at 70

Terri,  age 70 my girlfriends decided to celebrate my 70th by taking me to the Pine Creek Cookhouse: gourmet lunch in God’s magnificent Colorado backcountry, only accessible by cross-country skis. having done some xc skiing, i figured it would be … Continue reading

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Things to do with our time

Helen, Age 70 Things to do when time hangs heavy: When I started a new job in a new city, I gained a lot by joining a church (Unitarian Universalist). When I retired, I started volunteer work (Habitat for Humanity, … Continue reading

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