The World's Oldest Blogger
Some people gain notoriety just for living a long life. But Ruth's life was simply amazing, even to the very end. Ruth died in January, 2008, just three months shy of her 110th birthday. She was the World's Oldest Blogger, just the final accomplishment in a storybook life. Please take a moment to read some excerpts from her autobiography and blogs written about her, to watch video stories and the video blogs she recorded herself. Her age made her noteworthy, her life made her remarkable.
An Unforgettable CharacterClick here
for an overview of her life. You'll see what made her such a remarkable and historic figure.Click here
to watch a slide show of Ruth in her final months.
Watch Some Video Blogs Ruth RecordedClick here
to find out what Ruth had to say about the meaning of life, writing her autobiography at the age of 75 and the power of prayer.
She Came Face to Face With Adolf Hitler
In 1937, Ruth watched aghast as the man she described as a monster addressed a crowd in pre-war Germany. "I was so close to the little man I could have shot him!" Click here
to listen to her first-person, historical account of the day, and what he was wearing that seemed quite important to him.
Advice for Troubled Celebrities
Ruth was hired to teach proper diction to Hollywood Starlets. She said it gave her a unique perspective on the trappings of fame and wealth. She believed she could help the troubled stars of today just as she did those of yesteryear. Click here
to see what words of wisdom she left behind for pop star Britney Spears.
A Life Worth Celebrating
Growing Bolder was there to help Ruth celebrate her 109th birthday. See how vibrant and engaged someone can be, even at 109 years old! She shared even more insight into her historic life. Click here
to watch the story.
to see pictures of Ruth's room, her paintings (she was taught by Jean Gauguin) and see how she learned to vlog.
Once A Radio Star, Always A Radio StarClick here
to listen to Ruth's appearance on the Growing Bolder Radio Show.
Goodbye Dear Friend
Bill Shafer pays tribute to a wonderful woman who cherished every moment she had on earth. Click here
to read his blog.