The Midway Museum seems to be a bit of an obsession for me. I've visited it twice and hope to do so again soon. But Lex, you think you feel old because there's a Hornet you once flew now sitting on her flight deck? Try Pogue, who actually served on her 30 years ago. However, that only makes Pogue, what, 50 years young? ;)
Pogue perfectly articulates that strange feeling I had when I visited Midway:
People talk about ships being alive and mostly you think of that as a figure of speech, but visiting the Midway was like seeing a close friend lying in state. The shape is there, but the life is gone.
Go and read it all for a perspective from someone who knew her when she bristled with life.