World's oldest blogger dies at 97

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Maria Amelia Lopez once wrote: "On December 23rd 2006, my grandson gave me a present, this blog when I was 95 years old ... and my life changed ... now, I can communicate and interact with the world."

And she did. But Lopez' family is reporting that the 97-year-old Spanish grandmother -- and possibly the world's oldest blogger -- has died.

Lopez blogged here (in Spanish) about her long life, "from political memories of the Franco era to intimate musings on her increasingly fragile state of health. She blogged from the seaside town of Muxia, where she was born in 1911, or from the farmhouse in Galicia belonging to her grandson, Daniel."

Curious about to whom the crown shall pass? "Lopez became the world's oldest blogger on the death of 108-year-old Australian Oliver Riley in June 2008. The new holder of this unofficial title is unknown, although the actor Kirk Douglas, 92, who blogs regularly on his MySpace page, could be in the running."

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