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Thriving beyond 70 with wisdom and connection

Here is the direct link to the podcast at Restless to Renewed. We, Jane and Ellen were asked by Janice Neely about our decades long friendship, the evolution of our 70Candles project and lessons learned. We hope you enjoy listening … Continue reading

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Our podcast interview

We, Jane and Ellen were recently interviewed by Janice Neely of Restless to Renewed. We had a most enjoyable conversation about our long friendship, the origins and evolution 70Candles, and where we are today. To listen, download the Podcast app, … Continue reading

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Elderly – Not

Amy Bryant Elderly . . . elderly! That’s the word my cleaning lady used the other day referring to me. It’s a good thing she cleans well, or she’d be out of a job! I’m used to being thought of … Continue reading

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Living as I age

Mari, Almost 72 Someone once said I ought to call Mel Brooks; he could make a great story of my life. Growing up in the Midwest as the first daughter to live after my mother lost her first born @ … Continue reading

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70Candles book groups and gatherings

Hello to you all, We are delighted to have been invited to be interviewed for a podcast about 70Candles. One question sent for our consideration is about the book groups and gatherings mentioned on this site. We know lots of … Continue reading

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Maine Massacre

No doubt you have heard about the massacre of 18 people killed in Lewiston, Maine October 25, 2023. Another 13 were injured, 3 remain in the hospital with very serious injuries. The first massacre I can remember after Kent State … Continue reading

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New Eyes

Susan, Almost 75 As many of you know from my writings, I am new to Maine. It’s been nearly five years since I ventured north, just before the pandemic. Being sequestered for a few years has made me very aware … Continue reading

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Forever homes

Sherrill Pool Elizondo, Age 74 My husband and I moved to our vacation home 8 months ago after being in our home in Cypress, Texas for 42 years. Difficult physically, mentally, and emotionally! Possibly it would have been easier at … Continue reading

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Leaving an end-of-life letter

Jane, Almost 74 I thought I would leave this end-of-life letter behind for my daughters-in-law when I die. My experience with them has been difficult, I have not been able to communicate with them effectively, and I find that writing … Continue reading

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Remembering

Anonymous My best friend in high school called last week. We spoke about friends we lost. How some obituaries read like a curriculum vitae. I suppose this was how this person was valued during their life. I see this on … Continue reading

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