I loved The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. From there the sequence went Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, then Unfinished Tales, then all of the rest I could get my hands on. I am missing Pictures, the Letters, and The Road Goes On and On or was it The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (from ca 1960).
"No sadder words of tongue or pen are the words: 'Might have been'." -- John Greenleaf Whittier
"Do or do not. There is no try." -- Yoda
On planet Earth, there is a try.
Indeed, in a world and life full of change, the only constant is human nature (A is A, after all :P).
We old vets need to keep in mind those who come after us.