From the Maitland Mercury report:
101-year-old Alma Tuting of East Maitland, who is thankful every day of her life and is possibly Maitland’s oldest citizen.
“I am thankful for so many things,” she said. “I still know who I am. Losing your memory, as many people do as they age, is so sad.
“I am thankful that I am able to live here in my own home and sleep in my own bed. To me that is wonderful.”
Mrs Tuting was born in Wellington in central NSW, where she lived for 27 years.
She worked from age 15 in the office of a general store and later married Newcastle man, Ronald Tuting.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 5, 2014.