Category Archives: Stories

Aging but Dangerous Women Leap from Plane, Drink Martinis

Hello, Each year, a group of Aging But Dangerous women gather on an airfield in central Minnesota to jump out of a perfectly good airplane and celebrate life afterwards with a pitcher of martinis. The fearless leader of Aging But … Continue reading

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Positive Aging Newsletter-from the Taos Institute

Life Purpose: Seizing the Days One problem many confront when they retire is the loss of purpose. The workplace is no longer demanding one’s attention and the nest is empty. Most of the challenges of earlier life – schooling, finding … 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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Any ideas that might help?

Jan, Age 77 I am a widow for the 2nd time. First husband died of heart problems after we were married 25 years. We had a wonderful life did everything together. Ten years after he died I remarried a widower … Continue reading

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Not especially enjoying life

Susan, Age 71 Hello, My husband was diagnosed with degerative spinal stenosis 14 years ago. Previous to that we had 15 years of health and financial difficulties after moving to North Carolina. His disease has definitely gotten worse with each … Continue reading

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Making a 70Candles! group

Roseann, Age 70 On Jan. 4, 2018 I found your website through your essay in the book 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70. I placed a posting and was so happy and comforted in the kind and insightful … Continue reading

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There is so much yet to See

Roseann, Age 70 Just wanted to share a story I wrote in the eve of my 70th Birthday…I hope you enjoy it and that it provides smiles to your day… It is the eve of my 70th Birthday…I wonder what … Continue reading

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Wonder and enthusiasm at independent bookstores

  Remember the pleasant bookstores of our youth? Most are gone, but not forgotten. Now, independent bookstores are beginning to emerge once more, in cities across the country. They are comfortable places to browse and learn about books from knowledgeable … Continue reading

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What book has mattered most to you?

What book has mattered most to you? An intriguing question for those who have read throughout their lives. My PageTurners book group recently read The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. It’s about…well a book group that distributes a … 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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