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Old Today, 09:24 AM
 
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I was at Yokota Air Base near Fussa Japan - 2 hours from Tokyo - That's all I can remember - I think we were able to drink at the NCO club as long as over 18. But I'm not really sure - that was a long time ago 1985.
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Old Today, 09:46 AM
 
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I honestly can't remember. That was a turbulent time. My new husband had just been drafted and was stationed in Ft. Polk, LA waiting to go to Vietnam. I was in a small apartment I soon would be unable to afford, working part-time and going to college.

I imagine my parents took me to dinner. There seemed little to celebrate at the time.
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Old Today, 10:41 AM
 
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I don't remember. Probably working. It wasn't a big deal.
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Old Today, 10:57 AM
 
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Old Today, 10:59 AM
 
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I don't remember. I probably just had other stuff going on -- I might not have even celebrated it at all.

I do remember my 30th birthday, though. My husband and I had just decided to divorce, but we had a big party for me, anyway -- and after he heard that we were divorcing, one of our mutual friends "came on" to me, and then I spent the night (going on to morning) just talking with the man who became my current husband! (So, yes, VERY memorable!)
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Old Today, 11:06 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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That would have been in 1969. I don't think I remember anything from 1969.
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Old Today, 11:22 AM
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Location: Tucson Arizona
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That would have been in 1969. I don't think I remember anything from 1969.
They say that those who remember the '60s weren't there.
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Old Today, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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My mother and father came to visit me at university, and took me and four of my best friends to the best restaurant in town!
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Old Today, 11:42 AM
 
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I spent it driving a Plymouth trunk-ful from Kentucky to Louisiana to start a new job. Long, long time ago -- 1959.. Didn't think too much about it being my birthday.
I was stationed at a Cold War radar site in Alaska. It was my day off. The weather was beautiful. Clear. Warm, 71 degrees. Light breeze.

So, I went for a walk around the site. The mosquitoes were unreal. I remember how nice the wx was but how suicidal it was to try and take a nature walk with mosquitoes like that.
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Old Today, 11:44 AM
 
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I would have reported to the stat chemistry lab for the 3-11 shift at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB. I was USAF.

We had a small team of four people on the 3-11 chemistry lab. Two on the routine side, two on the stat chemistry side. As the shift progressed, we'd let one person go around 6 pm as things slowed down. Once we stopped processing the routine chemistry tests at 8 pm, someone else would take off. Once the big chemistry machine was properly cleaned and readied for the next day, one more person would leave around 9 to 10 pm. The last person was on-station until 11 when the 11-7 guy came in. If it was a slow night, the last person would prepare the night person's standards for him. It was a small favor to the night guy. Every shift, each machine had to be tested with these known samples to insure the machines were operating and reporting the proper values.

Knowing the team that I worked with, they might have insisted that I leave early. But I didn't. I had left early the night before to go to the Spurs playoff game the night before. I took that as my birthday early release and we let someone else leave early on Tuesday night. I worked my shift and likely went back to my barracks room after work.

Turning 21 and being able to drink wasn't a big deal - we already had those privileges on-base!
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