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Friday, October 19, 2007

Olive Riley, World's Oldest Blogger, Turns 108 Today

Happy 108th Birthday to Olive Riley of Australia! Today is the 108th birthday of Olive Riley, who writes the blog Life of Riley, and who is the world's oldest blogger. Bloggers all over the world have joined together in a group to write special posts on their blogs to wish her a Happy Birthday. ABC TV featured Olive in a newscast and the video of it is on the website today.

Olive lives on the Central Coast, NSW, of Australia. The actual birthday celebration was scheduled a few days early, on Oct. 17. Olive's friend, Mike, assists her by posting the information on her blog. For her birthday Mike had a group 8 year olds, because they were exactly 100 years younger than Olive, come to sing Olive's favorite songs. Photos and videos on the site today show the children crowded around Olive, as she opens her presents.

The world birthday celebration of bloggers for Olive was organized by Ronni Bennett, author of one of the world's top blogs for elders As Time Goes By. Ronni is a retired television producer for such shows as 20/20, Barbara Walters Specials on ABC, and other shows at Lifestime TV, NBC, CBS and PBS.

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