20 November, 2007

we won!!!! A mis 95 años / 95 years old blogger

Today looking through my regular blogs I saw that something very sweet and surprising happened. Spain's own Maria Amelia, a 95 year old woman won the "Best of the Blogs" for best Spanish blog!! Her blog is: A mis 95 años / 95 years old blogger . She refers to her readers as "nietos" or grandchildren, and thanks her fellow bloggers for their votes saying this is," your prize, and I offer it to you because it is yours. Because you were who cheered me on". It is a blog in Spanish, but it has an automatic translator link so that you can read what she has to say in many different languages, along the sidebar of her blog you'll see that newspapers such as: The Herald Tribune (USA) , The Hindu (India), The Age (Australia), and Boston Globe (USA) and that is only a few, and radio stations from tons of countries have picked up this story and she is proud to share that victory with her nieto readers. You can even find her on YouTube!!!

I can't help but feel completely in awe of this woman, she has conquered the ties of age, moved across oceans and found a family. Many things out there are sad, conquered, and just not getting any better, this woman at her tender age is out to prove the world wrong. I am supa-dupa excited that a SPANIARD won...and even more that she is an unlikely hero. From living in Spain, I know that many women her age did not even learn to read when they were young, my parents still have some women in their church that are around 70 years old and do not know how to read(because of dictatorships and different standards/priorities for women). I have been looking for the heroes that had been taken from me lately, and very glad to have found a true one again. Heroes are not perfect, they do not always do right, but they overcome, they move forward and they blog so that their nietos can read what the world was like. YAY for The World's Oldest Blogger!


Eric Shackle said...

Greetings from Sydney, Australia.

You have just posted a story about Spain's oldest blogger, Maria Amelia Lopez (95).

You may like to know that Olive Riley, a feisty 108-year-old Australian great-great-grandmother, is the world's oldest blogger. She is probably the world’s oldest YouTuber as well.

Physically frail but mentally alert, Olive raised her three children on her own, survived two world wars , the Great Depression of the 1930s, and worked as a barmaid, an egg sorter, and a station (ranch) cook in many parts of Australia.

Olive’s blog, The Life of Riley, has a huge Internet following. Prepared by her friend, international film maker Mike Rubbo, and based on his interviews with Olive, it attracts hundreds of enthusiastic comments from many countries, and from bloggers of all ages.

It’s posted on the Internet at http://www.allaboutolive.com.au/

lully, Reflexiones al desnudo said...

Bonito que la hayas publicado, yo también lo hice. Ella, María Amelia es digna de todo nuestro reconocimiento.

Un abrazo cálido párrafo from Colombia tí!

lully, reflexiones al desnudo said...

Bonito que la hayas publicado, yo también lo hice. Ella, María Amelia es digna de todo nuestro reconocimiento.

Un abrazo cálido para tí dede Colombia!


Hi Bethany. I expect you know that Maria Amelia has received a well-deserved commendation from Blogger.com.

You may also be interested in a story I've written about her and Olive Riley in my blog, Life Begins at 80: http://lifebeginsat80.blogspot.com/