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Goodbye 70 Candles, Hello 80

Ellen, Age 80 I turned 80 18 days ago, on March 10, 2021, which means I have officially reached my ninth decade. No big deal, you say? I don’t think of myself as a particularly reflective person; I’m more of … Continue reading

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This second call

Sandi Peters, Age 71 For much of my professional life, I have worked with older people. At 71, I think I should know what the 70ies are about. In fact, I frequently surprise myself. Looking back, I realize that many … 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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Ireland-to do as I like

Pam,  Age 74 Hi all, I’m 74 and not finished. I would like to accomplish one more item on my to do list, which is to travel back to Ireland alone. Spend a few weeks/months just doing my stuff. Many … Continue reading

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Am I insane for taking all this on, or should I just keep on trucking?

Noel,  Age 70 I must be in complete denial. I am 70, will be 71 in December. I have broken my femur, two wrists, a pelvic fracture 11 years ago, and breast cancer when I was 57. This week, I … 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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A baby boomer’s guide

Dixie, Almost 73 In the words of Dr.Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” January 5, 2017, I’ll celebrate my 73rd birthday. I’ve always been very up front with my age and more than a little surprised … Continue reading

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Sephardic cooking

Rachel, Age 71 I retired from teaching at age 60 to spend a month with my daughter in LA as she was having her first child, my second grandchild. I continued to substitute teach and take orders for my ethnic … Continue reading

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Boston gathering – do you live near here?

Mary, Turning 71 I’m Mary Hirsch of Boston, (turning a youthful 71 tomorrow) with an UPDATE for the pending FIRST 71Candles get together as soon as our HOT/HUMID “peasant weather,” as my tiny, aristocratic French grandma called it) passes. I … Continue reading

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“The Meek Are Getting Ready”

Lisbet, Age 69 In March I’ll be turning 70, along with 2 other gals I know. To celebrate, we’re going to Neskaya Movement Arts Center in NH, for a long weekend of partying and Sacred Circle Dance with friends, colleagues … Continue reading

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