Ive has me beat by a few thousand, but I'm still under 75,000. I think I joined sometime in the late '60s. I don't know how many times I've been at the register at REI and recited my member number only to have the sales person wait for me to continue, and then ask "Is that it?"
I originally joined REI in the Spring of 1965, but I didn't make any purchases after late Fall '66, nor for a major part of the time I lived on Oahu from Jan '67 until June '78 when I took a trip to Seattle. My original membership and number were no longer valid. I had to re-join, and I got a new #.
Now that I think about it, getting a new higher REI number is sort of like getting a new lease on life! Kind of... sort of...well...ehhhh...maybe not.
I had 2 reckonings . . . the first when I was asked for id numbers at work; I jokingly ended with "and my social security number is '3'." The second when I realized that I was referring to almost everyone as "young" lady/man/fella and accepted the fact that I could & it seemed perfectly natural to do so.
I think it happened for me when I got my drivers license renewed the last time. There was a young man in there with his Mom and the Mom looked like she was about 25, but it was her son who looked 12 was the one getting his drivers license.
When the lady taking the picture for the license asked the "young man" to remove his backwards baseball cap, he said "but nobody will recognize me I never take it off" The lady replied "take it off or no license".
Then there are the expert commentators on TV who look like they are still high school.