SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Facebook's oldest registered user turns 107 on Thursday. Santa Barbara resident Edythe Kirchmaier was born in 1908. That's 49 years before the Internet was invented! But that hasn't stopped her. She has nearly 55,000 followers on her Facebook page.
The centenarian says she cherishes her Facebook relationships, but still believes in the power of the pen. The only other social app Edythe uses is "Words With Friends."
For 40 years, she's volunteered with Direct Relief. The non-profit, which provides medical assistance to people around the world, posted information on its Facebook page for those who wish to send Edythe a birthday card. They advise well-wishers to mail letters to:
c/o Direct Relief
27 S. La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Click here to check out more photos from her birthday party last year.
Facebook's oldest registered user turning 107