HOW MANY HUBBERS ARE THERE AGE 70 PLUS?

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Hello, I will be 79 in July and am very busy with too many hobbies. I work on clocks and watches, grow flowers and shrubs from cuttings, write and publish poetry and short stories on two poetry sites plus hubpages.com. I can still read the newspaper without glasses and, other than making a lot of typing errors (I am a trained typist) I can handle the keyboard just fine. I won a free book publishing prize on another poetry site and will be publishing an Old West adventure/romance story in two volumes this year, hopefully by Summer. I have two books published already since I became a senior citizen. Down The Road We Came is a book of story poems and short stories. One of them, a Valentine Story titled ICKATEEBICATEEBOO, tells the story of a youngster about 5 years old who goes in search of Boo in the local woods after hearing about him from a Great Uncle and will be published on my hubpages for this Valentine Day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp0eWY7ajoQ&feature=feedwll&list=WL

My other book, a novelette, titled THUNDERFOOT, is about Kentucky thoroughbred loaned to the Pony Express and details his adventures out west before being returned to his Kentucky owner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQgUKY1q7Yk&feature=related

I would like to see what other hubbers in my age group are doing with their hubpages and what else they devote their hobby time to. So, all you 70 plus hubbers let's follow each other and see what we can do to encourage each other. I already know "Nellianna", a fellow Texan, and a former resident of the city I now live in, who is near my age and is doing a wonderful job with her hubpages.


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

I'll qualify in a few months.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Good Rochelle, I will begin following you today. Welcome to the 70 and over group. Anyone who will be 70 or more in 2012 can join anytime. Of course you don't have to be 70 or more to follow, just concentrating on that age group at the moment. Robert


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MobyWho 4 years ago from Burlington VT

Good show, Robert! I'm paddling through my 80s...and like an octopus, have arms outstretched in too many directions. But that's been my life history. I've written for charities in the past, but now I write for fun. Money would be nice, but I'm not zeroed in enough. My main goal is to have a cozy nook where I can hide from all distractions. Maybe next move - next month; then I can concentrate.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Hey, MobyWho, welcome and hello. I look forward to getting to know you better and sharing our writing efforts. Thanks for dropping in. Robert


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Yes, Robert - I just slipped into 80 on Feb. 2nd. But, you see, I started THIS life @ 40 so I may have to finagle to get into the over 70 Club! In any case, I'm going for at least 100 with good health and vitality, as I have now. So I'll catch up!

I do love Hubpages, - reading and commenting on others' writing as well as writing my own. Writing has always been a big part of my life, but just privately till recently.

It's just one of many major interests, however. There aren't enough hours in the day! It's not that my interests aren't too many; it's that the hours are sometimes just too few! How much better to have some undone things left over, though, rather than too many hours left over! I can honestly say that I've NEVER been bored! It doesn't matter if I'm alone or with people. There are so many great things to do and about which to think! Whoo hoo!


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

The same with me Nellianna, I have always been interested in multiple activities and jobs. Thanks for posting here. Robert


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I am only 57, but I think your Hub and all of you are way cool! Hope to equally active when I hit 70. Blessings. SHARING


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I'm 75 and frankly don't have much left over energy beyond trying to keep up with household chore and writing here.


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MerCyn60 4 years ago from New Jersey shore

I just started my new career as a freelance writer - you are inspiring and a role model to us youngsters (over 60 but not yet 70!). I look forward to many years of successful writing.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Well Daho stay as active as you can and it will add years to your life and peace of mind. Good to see you here, stay in touch. Robert


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you phdast7 for your wonderful comment for us bodily seniors, but much younger minded, hubbers. I am sure you will still be posting away well beyond age 70. Thanks for coming by and reading this hub. Robert


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

You are the inspiration MerCyn60. Here is hoping you have a great success with your freelance writing. I would be interested in what you write about and how you get your product sold. That would make a good hub for you to write. Thanks for your nice comments and your visit to my hubpage. Robert


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Pdast, Daho and MerC for your comments and for visiting my hubpage. Stay in touch. Robert


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Good to meet you Robert--I am not there yet--but hope that I am as active as you are when I do get there--I am off to read some more of your work!


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Audrey, I will be over to read for you. Bob


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Don't know if you followed "The Journey - a look at ageing" during the month of July, but you might enjoy it. Your friend, Nellianna was one of the 16 of us who contributed to the series. Hope you enjoy it!


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Kathleen, I will check it out. Is it on your hubpage?

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