Thursday, 17 July 2008

Worlds Oldest Blogger Dies.

World's oldest blogger, Olive Riley, dies at 108

An Australian woman believed to be the world's oldest blogger has died aged 108, after writing a post about her deteriorating health.
Olive Riley began blogging in February 2007 after a friend suggested the idea and offered to type up the posts on her behalf.

Her blog, The Life of Riley, became an international hit, with readers logging on from the United States to Russia to hear stories about her life.

Mrs Riley' tales of surviving two world wars and the Depression, bringing up three children on her own and working as a cook in the Australian outback and a barmaid in Sydney, were also nominated for a Blogger's Choice award in 2007.

Not content to stick to writing, she later branched out into video, posting clips of herself talking and singing on YouTube, the video-sharing website.

In her 74th and final post on June 26, she wrote about moving into a nursing home because of her ill health.

"I still feel weak and can't shake off that bad cough," she said.

She also described singing "a happy song" with a visitor and said she had "read a whole swag of email messages and comments from my internet friends today".

"I was so pleased to hear from you. Thank you, one and all," she wrote.

Born in Broken Hill, a mining town in the Australian bush, in 1899, Olive would have turned 109 in October.

Her grandson, Darren Stone, said she loved the attention her blogs - or blobs as she once mistakenly called them - brought her.

"She enjoyed the notoriety - it kept her mind fresh," he told Australian newspapers.

"She had people communicating with her from as far away as Russia and America on a continual basis, not just once in a while.

"What kept her going was the memories she had, and being able to recall those memories so strongly."

Bloggers have started posting their own tributes to Mrs Riley.

Shirley Buxton wrote : "She was an amazing woman and will be mourned by her family and her readers who numbered into the thousands."

Mrs Riley's funeral will be held later this week.

Olive Riley lived at 'Woy Woy' on the Central Coast of New South Wales Australia.
Olive will be sadly missed.

Vest Daily Gaggle. Budgewoi, Central Coast, NSW, Australia.
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Vest Say's the results of the various tests on his person recently, have revealed that his main cause for concern, his prostate came up nearly squeaky clean, no dreaded 'C' but some calcification needs removing, "Oh No-Not the Electric Eel again".
However, The shit has hit the fan, and before I have anything done, I have an appointment with a Cardiovascular specialist at Berkely Vale Private Hospital on Aug 9:11am. I have been told it is not serious(You are joking !!) It appears I have a slight? ballooning of the Aorta to explain it in simple terms. My Witch doctor Say's, I should not get too concerned - He must be 'Nuts'. Will keep you posted.

Have a lovely weekend.

Vest Daily Gaggle.

18 comments:

krystyna said...

Hi Vest,
first of all I wish you good health! Take care and hope everything will be well very soon.

Thanks for sharing about Olive's life. It was a beautiful written story. Mike and his wife did a good job.
Last days I thought about Olivie and I came here. It is sad, but life is life. She was great wommen, and she was the oldest blogging women in the world.

May Ollie Rest in Peace!

Anonymous said...

Oh shit
I tot it was Vest

no such luck

Keshi said...

wow RIP lady!

Vesty how hv ya been?


Keshi.

kate...fb said...

Hi vestie, I'm single again- turned out he's an asshole too, Mum said I need to find a young bloke like vest only but not so old. hope your medi probs get sorted soon,luvs ya xxx

Vest said...

Kate: Spring is just around the corner.
Get thee out pretty wench and do some Frog Kissing.xxx.

Anonymous said...

a young bloke like vest only but not so old.





u gott it
I am here

Anonymous said...

and I'm glad I got to see a Pope in my lifetime.




I havent seen a POPE too
and I havent seen a Polar bear too

first I want to see a Polar Bear

Vest said...

Anon: But no one will ever see the Pope Bare.

darwin said...

The Pope was a fascist in the Hitler youth movement, when Adolf Hitler reigned supreme during ww2.
He then joined this organization that is doomed to failure

richard head said...

And Adolf Hitler was an Altar Boy I spose and become a(_!_) Hole who turned gold into lead.

Jim said...

What do you get when you cross a pig and a centipede?







Bacon and legs.

Anonymous said...

The Pope was a fascist in the Hitler youth movement, when Adolf Hitler reigned supreme during ww2.


TRUE

Anonymous said...

He then joined this organization that is doomed to failure




Not really
the Catholic Church will survive

an earlier POPE imprisoned Galileo for life. He died in his cell

Pope Paul apologized before he died
The catholic Church survived the blunder

then there was molesting of young children in USA by padres

the Catholic Church survived
TO ERR IS HUMAN

The catholic church has humans as members

Anonymous said...

this man had human weaknesses too t

Anonymous said...

I bet she will blogg to the death too



like me and this old man

Anonymous said...

Pope apologizes for clergy sex abuse in Australia By ROHAN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer
17 minutes ago



SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI said he was "deeply sorry' for the sexual abuse of children by Australia's Catholic clergy, delivering a strongly-worded apology Saturday that described their acts as evil and a grave betrayal of trust.

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"I would like to pause to acknowledge the shame which we have all felt as a result of the sexual abuse of minors by some clergy and religious in this country," Benedict said during an address at a Mass in Sydney.

"I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering the victims have endured. I assure them as their pastor that I too share in their suffering," he said.

"Those responsible for these evils must be brought to justice."

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Jim said...

on giving alms to the poor
read

Anonymous said...

How do you know if the head chef is a clown?

When the food tastes funny