Monday, July 14, 2008

Good Bye, Sweet Olive

Olive Riley, the world’s oldest blogger, passed away Saturday, July 12, at the age of 108.

Her blog – or blob – as she called it, was read by thousands around the world. From her first post in February 2007, Olive documented life events and sang happy songs that gave many of her readers historical insights into what it was like to grow up in Broken Hill, Australia.

Olive Riley was an amazing woman who made a profound impact on the elder blogging community as well as her non-blogging readers.

We will miss you and remember you, Olive, and pray your inspirational spirit will sing happy songs in Heaven.


  1. What an amazing life. She was born when the 20th century was just in its infancy and she died over a century later.

  2. in peace sweet Olive. Amazing lady.

  3. Thanks so much for making a tribute to Ollie. Doing the blog with her, this last year has been an amazing.

    I hope to keep it going as a window for other who'ce intevied their oldies, to post their stories.

    Mike the helper