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Old 09-28-2019, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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On a US Navy submarine somewhere we were not supposed to be.....
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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I really don't remember. I was in the army in Germany and could already drink and vote. Probably arguing politics (Ford or Carter?) over beers.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I had moved out of my parents' house because my sister needed a roommate in her apartment 35 miles away. My sister went to her boyfriend's house for the weekend. None of my friends wanted to travel "that far" to hang out, and I either didn't have a car or the gas money to go up to where I used to live, so I bought a cheap bottle of wine and hung out by myself drinking it. I remember feeling pretty depressed.

The 61st was better.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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I barely remember my 21st birthday other than it was at a club I routinely went to anyway. Just this time I got a wristband and could drink. I remember my 22nd birthday more because my mom and aunt and uncle and some cousins came over to take me to dinner. We were supposed to go to Olive Garden, which I actually liked at the time, but my uncle was wanting to be cheap so they ended up taking me to Whataburger down the street from my apartment. I was so mad!

But then the oddest thing happened. Several high school aged kids came in and sat down without ordering, then three guys came in totally naked and streaked through the restaurant. I guess it was some sort of initiation, but it was hilarious. At least it was memorable. I wouldn’t have remembered that birthday at all had we gone to Olive Garden.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:22 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Interesting how many people were seeing the world, courtesy of Uncle Sam, on their 21st birthday.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: South to West
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It was like any other birthday to me. I didn't get drunk because I'd had alcohol when I was younger, didn't like it. I've never been that type (boozer, drug taker, smoker, party animal). I'd rather read a book.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:21 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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With my wife in married student housing at The University. Steak and whiskey and early to bed. Great day!
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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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.
1969 just got out of the army 12 days after one year with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. In California and not allowed to drink until then.

Got stupidly drunk at a bowling alley with friends and when I woke up the next morning I had a huge hang over and couldn't remember anything. Last thing I remember was sitting at the bar before completely passing out.

Didn't own a car yet so I didn't drive and wouldn't have anyway.

That, ladies and gentlemen, as the LAST time I ever got drunk. I go out now my limit is one drink unless it is a long evening in which case I might have two.
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Old Yesterday, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Somewhere in Libya, North Africa riding a mean spirited Arabian alongside a German girl.
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Old Yesterday, 08:14 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 don't recall. I became an "adult" at 18, the legal drinking age. So 21 wasn't a big deal. 18 was.

I drove around slowly in my smallish city, with a friend or two, drinking cheap wine. A cop stopped us, and was nice enough to send me home, instead of arrest me or give me a ticket. I wasn't drunk, but had a buzz such that I wasn't driving well, which was what caused the cop to stop me.
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