Old age is not for sissies. The actor Bette Davis said that, I think. Neither is it for show-offs. I can testify to that.
I have a Mazda Miata, stick-shift, of course. I've bragged about it in these notes at least once before, called it my second middle-age crisis. My wife CP and I have a good friend, a handsome and talented young woman in her very early fifties, younger than our children. I rather proudly took her for a top-down spin in the Miata not long ago.