World’s oldest blogger makes last post

The world's oldest blogger has died, aged 108. Olive Riley wrote about her daily life in WoyWoy, Australia on her All About Olive blog. She...

The world's oldest blogger has died, aged 108.

Olive Riley wrote about her daily life in WoyWoy, Australia on her All About Olive blog.

She also included stories about her childhood from the early 1900s.

Riley had been taken ill in her nursing home. Her last blog entry was posted on 26 June.

She wrote, "I can't believe I've been here in this nursing home for more than a week. How the days have flown, even though I've been in bed most of the time. I still feel weak, and can't shake off that bad cough.

"I've never been treated so well in all my life. The nurses can't do enough for me. Ask them for anything, and they are only too happy to provide it.

"Penny, who's in the next bed to mine, had a visit one day this week from her daughter, who's a professional singer. Guess what happened! She and I sang a happy song, as I do every day, and before long we were joined by several nurses, who sang along too. It was quite a concert!"

She died on 12 July. Her blog is currently down, although a proxy blog run by a friend can be viewed here.

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