Careful! Are you implying I am getting old??!?!
I started astronomy early with a Star Atlas, a 50mm refractor and a logbook back in 1985. I carefully recorded everything I saw and had a field day when I went to various astro society viewing nights... and 26 years later I am still in my 30s!! (just...)
Glen, I laugh every time I see the time at which you post! You must be semi-retired or are very tired at work!!