Oldest blogger dies

by Richard on July 14, 2008

The BBC are reporting that Olive Riley, believed to be the world’s oldest blogger has died in Woy Woy*, New South Wales, aged 108.

Old bloggers never die. They just go into God’s moderation queue.

* Don’t Aussie towns have some great names?!

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Jan 07.14.08 at 2:29 pm

Don’t forget Wagga Wagga and KurriKurri. (wogga)

Dunedoo, Mungindi (mung-in-die), GoonooGoonoo (gunnygenoo)and Gulargambone. ( the “bone” bit meaans mound or hill.)

Loads more.

I linked to the Herald article about Olive on the Ship this morning.

Richard, I’m disappointed. Sometimes I click on your comments just to see what’s on the menu.LOL Now I find a mass of letters that looks, as my mother would say, like a dog’s breakfast. Did the kitchen run out of something?


Richard 07.14.08 at 2:53 pm

I hope I’ve fixed your problem now Jan. The kitchen is fully functional again!

Of course, I write about place names in Oz from a land that has places called Cwmrhydyceirw, Yr Wyddgrug and Rhosllanerchrugog, which I reckon look pretty exotic to English-speakers when they first come across them…


Olive Morgan 07.15.08 at 8:35 am

H’m! I was the oldest blogger at Conference, so it’s encouraging to know that I have a good many years of blogging ahead of me.


Kim 07.15.08 at 10:12 am

God at his computer (pace Larson): Cut (on earth), paste (to heaven).


Olive Morgan 07.15.08 at 2:50 pm

That’s fine by me, Kim, when God decides to cut and paste - but not for some time yet, I hope.


DaveW 07.15.08 at 3:11 pm


Have you thought about what to call your blog after Octomusings is no longer appropriate?


Olive Morgan 07.15.08 at 10:35 pm

That gave me a jolt on my return home from Church Council, Dave! You are assuming that I’ll live that long - but I certainly hadn’t realised that I will have to consider that before long. Very soon, at the rate the years are flying past! I’ll have to put my thinking cap on.

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