olive’s 108 years young!

As you probably know, yesterday was my birthday. Thank you all *so* much for all the wonderful wishes and e-cards; I will respond as soon as possible, but my Internet connection is still not letting me on most pages (and when I can access something, it’s taking forever). Pazienza.

Should be fixed by tomorrow, they say! What’s that? You have a bridge you want to sell me?

Anyway, continuing with the birthday theme, now it’s time for me to pass along some very special wishes to one of my most favorite bloggers in the whole wide blogosphere:

Olive RileyMost Mature Blogger in the World

Ms Olive Riley of The Life of Riley turns 108, tomorrow October 20:

Happy Birthday Olive!I first introduced you to Olive here, and her adventures have only gotten more interesting with time. She is truly an amazing woman, and I hope that you’ll also post a birthday greeting for her on your blog (and then go comment on her latest post to let her know) or simply go over to Olive’s place and leave a birthday wish.

Let’s make 108 Olive’s best birthday yet!*Special thanks to Time Goes By for organizing this e-party for Olive.*

**Also a very happy birthday to my partner in crime across the pond Jenn;
hopefully we’ll get to celebrate together again one of these years!**


[tags]birthdays, olive riley, world’s oldest blogger[/tags]

20 Beans of Wisdom to “olive’s 108 years young!”
  1. Gil

    I saw that on one of the news sites. Hard to believe as I know people half her age that can’t use a computer. What an excuse to bake another cake!!

  2. Giulia

    Wow, I remember when you posted about her back in March and thought to myself how amazing it was that she was 107. Now, she is 108! God bless her and I hope she celebrates this day the happiest way possible.
    Happy BIrthday to Jenn, too!

  3. My Melange

    Wow!! 108!!! I can’t beleive that…and she looks spectacular for 108….I wouldn’t have thought a day over 90 πŸ˜‰

    Go Olive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    Happy birthday Olive. I saw a story about her on ABC News. I like her zest for life!

  5. Anonymous

    Wow 108 years young, and she still looks great!!

    Happy belated Birthday to you!!

    Ooh – I like your new hairdo!


  6. bella

    Happy belated birthday to you my dear. xo

  7. Geggie

    So funny, I just found Olive’s blog this week. She’s a hoot!

  8. Wanderlust Scarlett

    That’s wonderful!

    I’ll pop right over and spread the birthday cheer, thanks for letting us know!


    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

  9. Karina

    Wow 108 and blogging! I love it…I’ll definitely be heading over to wish her a happy birthday!

  10. Roam2Rome

    Gee, a 108 year-young blogger! How great is that? She rocks! Good stories pick me up πŸ™‚

  11. sognatrice

    Gil, I had no idea Olive was on news sites…and you’re right about the cake πŸ˜‰

    Giulia, Jenn thanks you πŸ™‚

    Robin, she does look fabulous, doesn’t she?

    NYC, ABC–wow!!!

    Sandy, thanks and thanks πŸ™‚

    Bella, thanks!

    Geggie, you are lucky to have found her–never a dull moment!

    Scarlett, I knew you would πŸ˜‰

    Karina, thanks–I know it’ll mean a lot to Ollie πŸ™‚

    Roamer, isn’t it great to hear *good* news for a change?!

  12. Geggie

    I’m so excited to check your blog everyday hoping for puppies. I can’t wait for them to be born.

  13. Taffiny

    Happy Birthday to Olive,
    how wonderful to be alive and so full of life.

    (I told Bob, about a month ago, that I want to live to be 112, he told me I couldn’t afford to live that long. Bad, bad man.)

  14. The Freelance Cynic

    That’s amazing! πŸ™‚ Hope I’m blogging when I’m that old.

  15. Ally Bean

    What a cool person. Amazing. I can’t even fathom 108– or 54 for that matter! Thx for the link.

  16. sognatrice

    Geggie, I hope you’ve been satisfied πŸ™‚

    Taffiny, bad, bad man perhaps, but very smart. Very, very smart.

    Cynic, me too!

    Ally, I know–when Gil mentioned people half Olive’s age, I realized just how far I have to go before I hit 108!

  17. tongue in cheek

    Olive is amazing! Happy Birthday!

  18. sognatrice

    Thanks for adding your wish Corey! I know Olive appreciates it πŸ™‚

  19. Shameless

    I love this story … warms the cockles! πŸ™‚

  20. sognatrice

    Does, doesn’t it Shameless?

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