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Life is not easy to sort out

My husband of 48 years passed away almost 5 years ago. My friends and family comment on how well I have done moving forward and living independently. My choices are: look forward with optimism or backward with grief. Being human, … Continue reading

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Giving to others brings the best satisfaction

Sherry, Age 69 I am 69, looking forward to any day that Mother Nature allows. I have been a nurse for 42 years and by helping people, I learned that, by giving, I am getting many rewards. I went on … Continue reading

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Sharing a dilemma

Patti,  Age 71 This is the first time I’ve ever written into anything! LOL! I found this website this morning and knew I could share my dilemma and get others insight….so here goes Three years ago I sold my sweet … Continue reading

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Feeling lonely and struggling with ageism

Diane,  Age 71 Thank you, Jane and Ellen for allowing me to share. First of all, my heart goes out to Lois (“My 70’s Story”) for what she was faced with and for her courage in dealing with it. I … Continue reading

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I miss my old house

Anonymous,  Age 70 Okay I wrote in this blog about living in an extremely rural Area in Montana and finally sold our home and land. Excited about change after 17 years of no friends and the loneliness over came me. … Continue reading

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Knitting a life

After hearing in our 70Candles! discussion groups and on this blog that many women are wondering how they might spend their time, I glanced back on these seven years of my own retirement and offer this summary of how I … Continue reading

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A question for you

Diana,  Age 72 This isn’t my story so much as a question that I’d like to toss around. (Jane said that I could give it a try.) So, if you have any interest, please join in! Are you staying in … Continue reading

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Moving to Billings

Anonymous, age 69 I found 70candles over a year ago.  I was on the verge of moving from a rural area in Montana to the city of Billings.  It took 3 1/2 yrs to sell my beautiful house inside and … Continue reading

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Our Leader’s Guide now available!

We’re happy to report that in answer to your requests, we have created a new booklet, 70Candles! Gatherings–A Leader’s Guide. It is now available in print at Amazon.com. We designed it as an aid for those ready to start a … Continue reading

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Moving to Venice

Gloria, Soon to be 74 Last year, at age 73, I moved alone to Venice, Florida. Due to an unexpected divorce and a previous down payment on a new home in Florida, I found myself in a new town with … Continue reading

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