Old bloggers never die!- greenicebergs salutes Olive Riley.

Sometimes blogging has its depressing moments.  The misuse of the power of the internet and the restriction of free speech that some bloggers face in some countries leaves one wondering about what the internet really offers.  However it is people like Olive Riley that represent what joy of expression and  communication is made possible by this medium.  Yesterday the blogosphere lost a truly amazing and inspirational woman who was born in 1899 and left us at the great age of 109 years.

As the world’s oldest blogger, having entered the blogosphere at the ripe old age of 107, Olive contributed 70 posts to her blog:

http://www.allaboutolive.com.au and more recently http://worldsoldestblogger.blogspot.com.

she delighted her readers by sharing “her life’s experiences raising three children on her own, living through two world wars and the Depression, her work as a station cook in rural Queensland and as an egg sorter and barmaid in Sydney.” She made friends all over the world and enjoyed reading her emails.

She leaves us memories of her zest for living and an example of what can be achieved if we take some risks in life.

My condolences to her family and my great appreciation for the wisdom and humour that she shared.

This really is the blogosphere at its best. Yes old bloggers never die we will think of her often.


Continuing on the theme of World Youth Day here is a photo of the pilgrims processing through the streets of Sydney with the World Youth Day Cross and Icon.  The Cross and Icon arrived in Australia on July 11 last year and their journey around Australia will end tomorrow when they are carried into the opening Mass.

Pilgrims carry WYD cross in Sydney

~ by abstraktbiblos on Monday, 14 July, 2008.

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