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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

World's Oldest Blogger

And no, it is not I or Merle. We're spring chickens in comparison.

I was catching up with friend Tammy (see blogroll) yesterday. Incidentally, Tammy has changed the name of her blog from Kentucky Gal to Among Friends (of which she has many, including me). She has discovered a new blogger who puts me to shame.

Her name is Olive Riley, she lives near Sydney, Australia, and she's a 107 year old great-great granny. She's quite wonderful.

I googled her to find that her friend, Mike, who helps her with the blog (or blob as she calls it), had made a film about her a couple of years ago when she was only 105. It was shown on ABC.

Here's a link to a newspaper article about her which includes her first post.

She's already picked up an international following with her first three posts.

I'll be back later to talk about Elcie's preparations for high school. Can you believe she'll soon be 14?


Turtle Guy said...

That's amazing, really! Of course, I plan to be writing for as long... only... I'm 18 till I die, right?

Expat Traveler said...

how cool!!! And yes surely check out my photos..

Stupid new blogger is claiming I'm a spammer and their customer service sucks - 4 plus hrs later and no responce...

Oh well - thanks for stopping by and
14 - wow wow wow!

clairesgarden said...

thanks for that link Granny, what a great lady Olive is.
and Elcie nearly 14, oh good luck!!!

Tammy said...

I'm glad you are enjoying her too!!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to check her out--that's very cool!

High school, huh? That's a big new adventure!

JunieRose said...


yep- I checked out Olive too! Very interesting lady!

So... your Elsie is growing up! That happens all to quick!


Hootin'Anni said...

Oh Granny....Olive I gotta meet. Going over right now!

Happy Wednesday

Andie D. said...

Whoo hoo!

See, this blogging thing is fun for all of us! Thanks for the link!

I'm trying to prepare MYSELF for the fact that my oldest will go to kindergarten in the fall. Can't even fathom high school yet.

Peter said...

Hi Ann, what an amazing lady , and how helpful is Mike!!! great stuff thanks for the link.... I've only got 37 more years to catch her though... no worries.

PEA said...

Olive certainly is an amazing lady and such an inspiration to all of us! xox

karrie said...


She is one spry looking 107 year-old.

Good for her!!

Merle said...

Hi Ann ~~ I went from Tammy to meet Olive yesterday. Isn't she inspiring? and looks to have plenty left which if great. What stories she could tell from that long life.
Fancy Elcie being almost 14, she is growing up so fast.
Olive makes us feel quite young !!!
Take care, Ann, Love, Merle.

Gina said...

That blogger is definitely an inspiration!

Missy said...

Lots of wows from this end.


CaliGirl said...

thanks ann for Olive's link. what a great lady. she makes me miss my granny who passed away in 1992 at the age of 93 and i loved hearing her stories...boy she had some life. after reading olives last blog entry about her teeth i feel like such a baby with my own teeth

hugs to you and your family :)

lushgurl said...

WOW, how too cool is that, I mean about Olive's "blob" what an amazing woman.
Congrats and good luck on your impending 14 year baby will be 16 this July! SIXTEEN!!! How the heck did that happen?

Rositta said...

Wow, who would hae thought it. And I thought this
was the world's oldest blogger, or maybe it's just Canadian. He's listed on Wikki. I'll check out the other, thanks for the link...ciao

Susie said...

Hi Ann,
I've tried to comment here a couple times but word verif keeps stopping me. Seems OK for the moment..
I saw the link to Olive's on Kerri's site a few days ago. Loved the story of Olive and her teeth. amazing!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I read about Olive in Merle's post and after I've finished commenting on all...I'm going over to check out this amazing old lady.

Elcie nearly, a lovely young lady. I hope she has a wonderful birthday, but you'll let us know about it, won't you?

Cheers for now!

mreddie said...

Wow - 107!! She does have a pretty cool 'blob' though. My oldest grandaughter will also be 14 - in May - that is another wow. ec

SiouxSue said...

I am trying to get hold of Tammy "Kentucky Gal". If you talk to her, would you ask her to email Sioux. Thanks.

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