Still loving all these stories! Thank you so much to everyone who has posted so far.
I'm a little envious of the people who have had cameras which lasted for over ten years of regular use. I have cameras older than that, but they only get used sporadically, if at all. As mentioned earlier, my longest running camera in regular use is my Leica M9, which at nine years and going, is well on its way to being my long term camera.