Your story reminds me of the times I spent fishing with my father, as he got older. He started asking me to tie on his lures and flys because of his weakening eyesight. As I tied on his lure I couldn't understand how a person couldn't complete such a simple task. Well, now I'm 57 years of age and I can't help but laugh every time I have to tie on a fly; if I've forgotten my glasses, I'm in trouble. Thanks for your post.