Monthly Archives: December 2010

At Seventy

At Seventy At seventy backs ache, knees creak, minds wander and smiles broaden. Parts that used to take care of themselves need tending. And even though we don’t want to believe it, We are much further from the beginning than … Continue reading

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Turning seventy

Anonymous-Age 70 I found the run-up to my 70th birthday quite sobering. Mild ailments that I customarily ignored seemed to portend serious conditions. Feeling sleepy suddenly seemed age-related. Thinking about purchasing clothing or household items made me wonder whether this … Continue reading

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Joys of Grandparenting

Barbara, Age 76 It`s been six years since I tried to blow out all 70 candles. And though my neck sags, and I can`t remember my neighbor`s name, though I need hearing aids and depend upon Depends… these most recent … Continue reading

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The Big “O”

I nearly jumped out of my seat when I read in a book about aging well, that the age group 70-79 is called the “old-old”!! I have not even begun to think of myself as “old” yet. This seems an … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be 70?

Emily Mikulewicz, Age 70 I haven’t figured out yet what it means to be seventy. It’s just a number so far, but so loaded that I feel I ought to have some deep thoughts about it. I don’t. I still … Continue reading

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Flourishing in the Eighth Decade!

Women everywhere, welcome to our blogspot, a space for sharing experiences, thoughts, and ideas about how to overcome obstacles and thrive as we approach and endure in the eighth decade of life. We hope this exchange will be a source … Continue reading

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