Category Archives: Work life and retirement

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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Beyond my comfort zone…exhilarating!

Evelyn, Age 73 Last weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in Curtis Summerfest, an intensive chamber music workshop held at Curtis, which happens to be 4 blocks from our home.  What an exhilarating experience it was!  I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Goals: Summer 2014 Challenge

Jane, Age almost 74 I’ve read that having goals is healthy for mind and body. I just started my own summer lap swimming, adding two more lengths of the pool each time I go in. Started at 15…..now at 22. … Continue reading

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Enjoying the ride!

Elaine, Age 70 Was so happy to find this site ! I just turned 70 on April 24th and am loving it…..I am currently recovering, at my daughter’s home, from a breast reduction surgery ! Wish I hadn’t waited so … 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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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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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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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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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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