Final Edit July 12, 2008. Olive Riley died yesterday. More details here.
Edit: October 18th, 2007 When I wrote this article, for some reason, I called Olive 108 years old, when really at the time of that writing, she was “only” 107. Sorry about that. Now, though, she really is 108 and has celebrated with a wild party. I wrote about it this morning...I wish her many more years. Click on the link above and write a birthday greeting for her. She deserves it, wouldn’t you say! 108 years old, still active, still smiling, still spunky. Love it.
I can’t recall that I have ever spoken with anyone over the internet who was older than I; I always seem to be the oldest. And in my meetings and “runnings around” I’m usually with younger people. Oh, sometimes I’m with people my age and occasionally with someone a few years older, but it is not a frequent occurence.
Someone was so kind to me a couple of days ago on his blog, referring to me as the matriarch of blogging and encouraging people to read here! I loved it, and really did appreciate it.
But, today, I found this story of 108 year old—you heard right—108 year old Olive Riley who has started a blog. It’s a scream and you must go over and read. Lots of pictures of this beautiful woman from Australia who does not at all look to be 108 years old.
Yeah! I’m not the oldest one on the World Wide Web!