Category Archives: Share your story

Gathering memories and stories

Sandy, Age 74 I was born in Rochester, NY – the granddaughter of four Italian Catholic immigrants. At age 4 months, I became ill with polio which resulted in paralysis of my lower right leg. At 18 months of age, … Continue reading

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Greetings from Chile!

Patricia, Age 81 Hello, I am an 81-year-old woman, in good health (with a few exceptions, normal like car with a lot of miles). Married, twice, two sons, two grandchildren. I live in Chile, by the sea side, a small … Continue reading

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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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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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Mothering middle-aged women

Sandra Butler,  Age 79 Hello everyone, As I approach my 80th birthday and move into my next decade of candles, I’m delighted to let you know about my newest book, It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Women written with close friend … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: A dialog with the authors

The Taos Institute, purveyors of the Positive Aging Newsletter, and publishers of three books about aging well, recently hosted a week-long online chat and webinar. The books are 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, (Giddan & Cole), Retiring But … Continue reading

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Ageless Authors

For all you writers out there, I recommend you take a look at the Ageless Authors  website. It’s a contest for writers 65 and older. Full disclosure…I am a contest judge again this year, but be assured, I’m not able … Continue reading

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Up from Down Under

Eleanor,  Age 69 I live in Adelaide, South Australia. For the first 21 years of my life I lived in a religious cult. I was born into that cult. When I left I walked into a huge social change taking … Continue reading

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Summing up a life

Nancy,  Age 81 I just found your blog accidentally, and am delighted! Just read a story, and feel as if I am with good friends, even though you all are somewhat younger than I….as I am 81. But am in … Continue reading

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Hard to plan

Gen, Age 69 Hi, I’ll be 70 in November, I’ve been saying that I’m 70 all summer. I’m kinda proud that I made it – well, I know I’ve got two whole months left to be 69. Right now I … Continue reading

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