Monthly Archives: March 2018

So many life stories

Suzanne, Age 69.5 How can a person share just one story when you’ve reached the ripe age of 70? “All roads lead to Rome” and each quarter of my life made me what I am now. In my 30’s, my … Continue reading

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Advice please

Laura, Age 56 Hi there, I came across your blog in doing a search on Google. I’m grateful for finding it! I was wondering if you would be so kind as to offer some advice. Here’s the story: My best … Continue reading

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Retired in Florence

Susan, Age 72 Four years ago, my husband, and my miniature goldendoodle dog, Luca, got on the Queen Mary and sailed to a new country, and a new life Italy. It was the reverse trip that my grandparents made over … Continue reading

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5 Things that surprised me about retirement

Barbara Greenleaf I retired from a full-time university staff position a year ago to publish my blog, Parentsofgrownoffspring.com. Before this I thought I was good at self-organization. I also thought that writing the blog would give me just the focal … Continue reading

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Our Gifts

Roseann, Age 70 To All 70Candles Friends, This coming Sunday, March 18, we will be hosting our second 70Candles Meeting at my home in New Jersey. We are definitely filled with about 15 women coming, and we are so looking … Continue reading

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A journalist’s request

Judy, Age 63 I’m a journalist who writes a nationally-distributed column about aging and health. A topic I’d like to cover going forward, either for a column or a story: people in their 70s taking care of parents in their … Continue reading

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Movin’ on

Patricia, Age 64 Hello from upstate NY. I am 64 yrs old. My husband passed away 18 months ago. I have no family here other than my daughter and her family. As much as I love them, they are very … Continue reading

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