Born in 1916, Elma Miller has experienced a lot, from the Spanish flu to COVID-19, numerous wars, four kings and a queen, and the advent of modern computers and mobile phones. But at "106 and three quarters", being kissed by an alpaca was "something strange". An avid knitter throughout her life, she wanted to know about alpacas but had never seen one, said granddaughter Kerry Miller, who travelled from Victoria to join family and Elma's local community in Woolgoolga, New South Wales, to tick it off her bucket list. Elma will turn 107 in next March, and Kerry says her plan is to reach 110. "We haven't seen the wish list for that one yet," she said.

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