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Ninety-Five Year Old Amelia Lopez Gets Her Blog on

When Amelia Lopez from Sanxenxo Pontevedra, Spain turned 95, she got more than a cake for her birthday, she got her very own blog. Amelia jokes that her stingy grandson decided to set up a personal blog for her once he noticed how intrigued she was with the Internet. As one of the oldest bloggers, Amelia has about 60,000 readers from all around the world. Her personal blog is written in Spanish and contains a good mix of memory and chat, with Amelia telling stories about her childhood and her experiences during the Civil War. "No one pays any attention to old women any more. Not many people love us. But I was surprised by the Internet, because young people who were 18 years of age, or 14 or 15, tell me about their lives and what they think and ask my advice," says Lopez. This story puts a huge smile on my face, just like the video of the seniors playing the Wii...Now if only I could understand Spanish!

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mellafe mellafe 9 years
My grandfather is 85 and he loves Google. He sends emails to friends all the time, and reads magazines and newspapers online. He's more tech-savvy than my father. :)
Ms-Cube Ms-Cube 9 years
thats so cool!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
That is sweet! Good for her!
sugaryamy sugaryamy 9 years
AND when I tell them I'm a web designer, they're all like "So you do photography, right?" Sure, Grandma.
sugaryamy sugaryamy 9 years
That is awesome. We tried to give my grandparents a computer once and it sat in their house for a year and they still didn't even know how to turn it on.
amh678 amh678 9 years
That is great! I wish my Spanish was better! :)
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Oh my, this is adorable. I have to admit that I've always felt a disconnect with the elderly. The internet has bridged the gap between so many ages and cultures - I'm glad to see the elderly getting in on it too! Now I have an even better reason to get fluent in Spanish!
madhvi madhvi 9 years
That is really awesome. My grandma who isn't as old as Amelia surprised me with an email a few years ago. She lives all the way in Australia and always complained that I didn't write her enough letters so she went to the library got a book on how to use the internet and after a few weeks she got a "hand me down" laptop from my cousin and started sending emails to all her loved ones. Now she does everything from sending ecards to reading her news on the net.
Claire-Underwear Claire-Underwear 9 years
Google can translate pages for you, I think. It will butcher the grammar, but it can kind of make sense. I have forgotten most of the Spanish I learned in high school.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Marci-so would I!!
Marci Marci 9 years
Too bad I don't read Spanish or else I'd check out her blog.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I think it's great when older people learn stuff like this! :)
Megatron Megatron 9 years
Jdots-I was just reading that her grandson types her dictation because she has cataracts. This is so awesome. I love talking to old people because most of them are so nice and they have such interesting things to say. It's like talking to history.
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
Wow that is great! Does she have someone type it for her or does she maintain it all herself?
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
it is very cute! and would probably be very intersting to read!!.. i love hearing old stories! love love love it! :) way to go!! hehe..i hope when im 95 i can have a blog!! :)
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
thats sooo cute. : )
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
That pretty much made my day :)
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 9 years
Thats so cool that she has a blog. older ppl always give the best advice, when i need help with something i always go to my grandma.
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