Monthly Archives: July 2013

The joy of turning 80!

Here’s a wonderful piece by Oliver Sacks, from The New York Times, worth reading. Although we’re devoted to the voices of women, here at 70Candles, the message from this extraordinary man speaks to us all. Enjoy! The Joy of … Continue reading

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Things change

Beverly, Age 70 Thank you for throwing me your lifeline. My love of my life, husband of 30 years sent me your blog…He is 13 years my jr. I was blessed with good genes. I never ever admited our age … Continue reading

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Jane, Age 73 I have a new goal for this summer. It’s just for myself; admittedly, inspired by my sister who took up swimming after she retired. I am swimming the length of our community pool, and increasing the distance … Continue reading

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