Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Sweet Sixteen


I was checking in on my flickr account (am trying to stay on top of things with a borrowed computer) and came across this picture.

It got me thinking about the whole phenomenon of "Sweet Sixteen".

My family comes from Scotland so the twenty-first birthday is the big one. The only thing I remember about turning sixteen was finally being old enough to go for my driver's license.

What about you? Was your 16th a big to-do?

10 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

Indeed it was, but my 21st was not. My parents were awesome for my 16th - they rented a limo for me and my best friends and we all went out for dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, which at the time was the hot new restaurant in Vancouver and a desired "dining experience." I still think organizing that for me was one of the sweetest things they've done.

My 21st was no big deal though, in fact I can't even remember what I did. Most likely nothing, I'm not big on throwing myself a party for my birthday anymore!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:06:00 pm  
Blogger Jonathan said...

I seem to recall having a policy pay out, and my Dad giving me the money to spend on whatever I wanted... hundreds of pounds of it (more than I had ever seen or had in my life to that point).

I bought a world of computer junk. Figures...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:25:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

That's sweet Laura! It must have been so cool to take your friends in a limo to the Hard Rock!!!

Jonathan, I spent my 21st money on a computer!
: )

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 7:58:00 am  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Same here - the only big deal about turning 16 was being eligible for a driver's license. My parents made kind of a big deal out of my 21st birthday (came from out of town to visit and take me out, etc. which is so not like them!) but I didn't understand what the big deal was. lol

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:05:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Maybe by the time we're 21 we think we're "too cool" to care about the fact we're turning 21? hee hee

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 3:29:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Maybe by the time we're 21 we think we're "too cool" to care about the fact we're turning 21? hee hee

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 3:29:00 pm  
Anonymous slinger said...

I agree, the 16th was only about being able to drive. It was great to get there, but then after that it was the 21st that you REALLY looked forward to.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 7:37:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

In Canada we tended to look forward to our 18th or 19th! ; )

Thursday, June 28, 2007 7:58:00 am  
Blogger Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

My 16th was a big deal, even though I had decided not to get my driver's license. My mom threw a great beach party for me and my friends for a weekend.

Turning 21 was a huge, too. The then-husband and I went with a couple of friends to Vegas, and when I got back, I had my first brand new car, which my mom helped pay for.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 12:50:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh fun! A beach party AND a car! Totally awesome! : )

Well, sure they weren't in the same year, but still!

Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:31:00 pm  

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