Saturday, December 3, 2011

Oh Happy Day!


I am going to the outlets with my son today, so Jenny couldn't have picked a better morning to throw us a 16-word, autobiographical Centus curve! Yes, we are supposed to tell about when we were sixteen. (And yes, I truly was...once.) The prompt is the picture.

Bye, now. I'm off to retail heaven with one of my favorite guys!!

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I turned sixteen in May, 1968, a month before graduating high school. Oh happy dayriver's license!

27 comments:

anitamombanita said...

love it. yup, that's what 16's supposed to be all about, isn't it?

jen said...

You graduated at 15? Wow. That's some smarts in action.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I didn't get mine 'til years later, but the driver's license was the reason to celebrate the 16th.
Hope shopping was fun.
Be well, Sue.
xoRobyn

Brian Miller said...

ha. sixteen was a bit ago...probably much of which is unprintable...smiles...how did you graduate so early?

Nonna Beach said...

Outstanding take on the prompt and rite of passage for all 16 year olds.
Hope you had a blast shopping the deals !

Garden of Egan said...

Oh the world when I was 16. Big Macs were .89 and gas was about the same.
Those were the days.

Bookie said...

Oh a driver's license...it was a ticket to our freedom!

5thsister said...

Got mine as a Junior! Freedom is right!

Grandma Honey said...

How in the world did you graduated at 15?? You must have skipped lots of years. So then did you go on to college when you were 16?

beckyp said...

I didnt get my license until i was maybe 20 or so? but that didnt prevent me from driving shhhh dont tell anyone

cj Schlottman said...

Ah, the memory of those keys in my hand - even if I did nearly have a breakdown when I took the drivers test!

Jo said...

oh what fun!

Connie said...

I remember that frabjous day of getting my drivers license! You beat me by a year!

Darlene said...

And yes, you did go on to college at 16 and graduated at 20.

I'm glad I didn't go shopping with you. I am actually getting to HATE shopping. Fortunately, I don't have to do any of that for Christmas presents. Honestly though, this baking is doing me in.

The centus this week was an easy one. I haven't read any of the others yet, but I can imagine that getting a drivers license at that age is what most people would write about. I didn't get mine until I was 18. I must say that I did drive (a little bit) before I got my license too.

Darlene said...

Well, I was so wrong......I just finished reading 26 entries for the Centus and NOT ONE even mentioned getting a drivers license!!

karen said...

I was living on the East Coast when everyone in CA was taking driver's ed. (Driving age in NJ was 17) So I was a whole year behind by the time I moved back to CA - it was terrible! But at least I could date!

Rek said...

Good memory to recollect....I am guessing 17 or 18 is high school graduation which makes you an early bird. :)

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, that was so nice! Lucky you!

Em said...

wow, you graduated early! my mom graduated in '64 but she was 18:)

Karen Mortensen said...

Good story of your life. Were you one of those smart people who got to skip a grade?

yaya said...

You smarty pants! Graduating so young, taking off for college with that new drivers license was quite an accomplishment! But I'm not surprised as I get to know you better. You are a smarty pants!

Sue said...

Actually, my mom was just a mom who loved to teach her kids things early! She can pretty much teach anybody anything, at any age.

What I can definitely attest to is that when all your high school friends get their driver's licenses two years earlier than you do, the day you finally have one in your hand is a red letter moment!

;)

Caroline said...

Wow, Sue! You graduated high school early! That is amazing! Somehow, I can tell you have always been a remarkable person.

p.s. I actually waited a year later than allowed to get my license! Isn't that funny? I just wanted my big sister to drive me around so I could hang around her cool friend! :))

nimaruichi said...

That would be a key to many things... :)

Judie said...

I remember driving to graduation practice because I had just gotten my license! What fun we had! My dad drove a convertible!!!

Ames said...

You graduated high school at sixteen? Wow! A very smart woman!~Ames

Jenny said...

Drivers ed.

Gulp!

I forgot all about that.

Mr. Shnebel. Bald. Mean. And a stickler for actually being able to parallel park.

YIKES!

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