I see that Whale has said that he is 85. Being 86, I claim seniority unless somebody declares to be older. Reveal yourself. 😎
There are none among us with your claim to seniority dear Luigi. Though as you say Whale is coming up hard on the inside curve.
Perhaps we should award you with a token of our respect. Bugger 'Reputable Member'! I think some sort of medal would be more fitting!
To use an old Scottish term "Lang may yer lum reek"
Many thanks for your wishes, Alison, and I shall keep sending smoke signals. BTW if any poem of mine takes your fancy I'd love to hear your recitation.
I have to withdraw my claim of seniority as I found the following declaration from Daffni to Pronto:" Congratulations. You are catching me up as I’m 88".
Some long term UKers might remember the marvellous Harry from America, who I believe was in his late nineties and still subbing top-rank stories. Everything of his was an absolute pleasure to read. A literary Chateau Lafite is a fair description, I'd say.
I'm a knackered chit at 66 and you octogenarians are still belting 'em out. 😎