Preface

Preface

My dad died at the age of 35 and my mother died approximately 20 years later. I never thought I would live to be a Septuagenarian. On my 70th birthday I realized not only did I live to be 70 years old, I hoped to live long enough to enjoy this decade to the fullest.

It was at that point I attempted to put my thoughts into writing about these years. I started taking copious notes about the ideas and thoughts and shenanigans of my peers during my early seventies, however, this book actually took shape over a long period of time because my
full-time job was being a caregiver for my husband.

Steve was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease shortly after my 70th birthday and along the way he had suffered three minor strokes. It was not until he passed did I start to organize all the notes about myself and my friends who were in their seventies. It was then that I began the process of writing this book.

One chapter led to another and not necessarily in any order were they written. There is much to be gained by reading about seventy year olds and you do not have to be 70 to enjoy the characters. If you find things in the book to be irrelevant then I probably haven’t presented it well enough.

I found that seventy year olds and technology don’t always mix, as you will discover when reading the chapter titled: “Catching up with Technology – Whatever That Means”. I began to realize that parenting while in your 70’s is not an easy task. And, I learned that most people in their seventies begin to formulate an “exit strategy”.

When you read Bring It On…You’re in Your 70’s you will get a glimpse about how a lot of 70 year olds deal with their fears and their spiritual lives. You begin to realize they date and very often they re-invigorate their sexy self.

I tried to inject humor when the occasion would arise during my interviews and I have highlighted the start of each chapter with a joke.

  1. Bobbie Winger says:

    Great to have you back. Missed you!

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