Seeking Warmth
Two Bucks

Happy Birthday to the 70-something Blog

Yesterday was the seventh anniversary of  That means that, in a little over a month, I will be seventy-seven years old.  This is my 737th post, and I am arrogant (audacious, cocky, presumptuous?) enough to think that I still have something to say.  True (sadly), I am not the same person that I was on January 10, 2007.  That’s a given . 

I’m definitely more vulnerable (see Fear of Falling).  I worry even more about Peter who is amazing, but approaching eighty-five.  I’m retired and that is huge.  Our grandchildren are real people now.  They laugh with us and at us, unlike when they were one and four.  The world still has many challenges, but that will never change.

And so do I (have challenges), but I plan to do my best, and I hope you will stick with me.

Thanks for reading.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Marc Leavitt

Congratulations, and stay the course!


I really do love your blog. You're a strong writer, but it's more than that. You face challenges with grace and you love with all your heart. It's an inspiration!


Keep it up please! I look forward to your new ones each Sunday and Thursday.


Many congratulations, Judy! I am among many readers who have be honored to read about your changes, challenges, worries, and triumphs.

Nina Mishkin

Wasn't it Bette Davis who famously said, "Old age isn't for sissies?" But if there were no challenges, wouldn't it be boring! By the way, in her bracing book "Never Say Die," Susan Jacoby divides the "old" into "young old" (70-85) and "old old" (85 and up). So you're still toeing the sand, so to speak; you've got eight years to go till you're in deep water! Blog on, Judy. We're all right there with you, or will be soon enough, if we're lucky!

The comments to this entry are closed.