I was browsing youtube.com and came across videos of this amazing woman. From there I went to her blog, or blob as she called it.
Olive Riley lived to 108 years old and is known as the world’s oldest blogger. Through the blog she relives stories of living in Broken Hill (in outback New South Wales, Australia), raising her kids as a single mum, her son going to war and more.
Quotes from Olive’s Blob
OLIVE’S FIRST POST
Good Morning everyone. My name is Olive Riley. I live in Australia near Sydney. I was born in Broken Hill on Oct. 20th 1899. Broken Hill is a mining town, far away in the centre of my native Australia.
My Friend, Mike, has arranged this blob for me. He is doing the typing and I’m telling the stories.
At the football
That was in Broken Hill in the Depression. I used to go to the game of a Saturday with a pram full of home made pies and pasties, and I’d be selling them to the crowd.
There’s also a dvd of an ABC documentary which I’m very tempted to get because I’m a history lover and especially love stories of outback Australia and I’ve lived near Broken Hill for a short time too. My uncle used to tell great stories, I wish they’d been recorded like this before he died.