17 July 2008

World's Oldest Blogger Dies

Olive Riley "passed away peacefully on July 12 and will be mourned by thousands of Internet friends and hundreds of descendants and other relatives," a note on her website said.
Riley had posted more than 70 entries on her blog since February last year, sharing her thoughts on modern life and her experiences living through the entire 20th century.
Born on October 20 1899, she lived through two world wars and raised three children while doing various jobs, including ranch cook and barmaid.
In her final post on June 26, she wrote: "I can't believe I've been here in this nursing home for more than a week.
"How the days have flown, even though I've been in bed most of the time. I still feel weak, and can't shake off that bad cough.

Olive, who blogged from her nursing home in Australia, was 108. She started late but Riley had posted over 70 entries to her blog, or as she jokingly referred to it, her “blob.”

See Olive on YouTube or read her later entries on her blog World's Oldest Blogger.

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