Thursday, October 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Dear Olive

October 20 is the birthday of the world's oldest blogger, Olive Riley, a feisty 108-year-old Australian great-great-grandmother with amazingly clear memories of her colorful life. She was born on October 10, 1899, in Broken Hill, a mining town in central Australia.

Physically frail but mentally alert, Olive lives in an aged care hostel 50 miles (80 km) north of Sydney. Her blog (or 'blob' as she calls it), The Life of Riley, is read throughout the world.

Her blogging pal, Mike Rubbo, carefully documents and publishes Olive’s stories for us all to enjoy. Olive and Mike teamed up when he as researching centenarians and then made a film for the ABC called “All About Olive.”

So here’s to you Olive on your 108th birthday.

What a joy you are and what a wonderful gift you have given us with your stories.

Now on with the celebration!

Happy Birthday Dear Olive!


  1. Anonymous10:20 PM

    I was searching "bloggers over 90" and came across Olive's blog (and yours via her blogroll).

    Remarkable lady, much like my grand mother who recently passed away, she was 102 and had an awesome memory, still lucid.

  2. And so say all of us.