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Am I insane for taking all this on, or should I just keep on trucking?

Noel,  Age 70 I must be in complete denial. I am 70, will be 71 in December. I have broken my femur, two wrists, a pelvic fracture 11 years ago, and breast cancer when I was 57. This week, I … 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 baby boomer’s guide

  Dixie, Almost 73 In the words of Dr.Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” January 5, 2017, I’ll celebrate my 73rd birthday. I’ve always been very up front with my age and more than a little … Continue reading

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Sephardic cooking

Rachel, Age 71 I retired from teaching at age 60 to spend a month with my daughter in LA as she was having her first child, my second grandchild. I continued to substitute teach and take orders for my ethnic … Continue reading

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Boston gathering – do you live near here?

Mary, Turning 71 I’m Mary Hirsch of Boston, (turning a youthful 71 tomorrow) with an UPDATE for the pending FIRST 71Candles get together as soon as our HOT/HUMID “peasant weather,” as my tiny, aristocratic French grandma called it) passes. I … Continue reading

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“The Meek Are Getting Ready”

Lisbet, Age 69 In March I’ll be turning 70, along with 2 other gals I know. To celebrate, we’re going to Neskaya Movement Arts Center in NH, for a long weekend of partying and Sacred Circle Dance with friends, colleagues … Continue reading

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Looking forward to NOT being ambitious

Yvonne, Age 65 First, thank you for starting this blog! It is a great service to we women at or approaching our 8th decade. I am a clinical psychologist like Ellen. I feel very blessed to have had such a … Continue reading

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In a pickle-seeking ideas

Meredith, Age, 69 In a pickle, unsure of where life is taking me. I am real estate poor, no kids, estranged from siblings and divorced for many years. Want to sell everything (hopefully) and move on with the third act … Continue reading

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The Spirit of ’76

My birthday weekend is here. Having a July 3rd birthday means I can always count the 4th of July fireworks as “mine.” From the beautiful explosions around the lake at summer camp of my childhood, to the extraordinary illuminations nearby … Continue reading

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A proud accomplishment

Sally,  Nearly 70 I feel like tooting my own horn and I’m gad to find this site to do it. On May 3 of this year I received my BA degree in Liberal Arts. My plan was to get that … Continue reading

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