Visual Memoirs - My 21st Birthday
Midnight - September 2, 2000
This picture was taken in a liquor store in my 21st birthday. I’d talked my parents into letting me have a party starting on the 1st at around 930 or 10pm. At midnight, I would go to the store and buy my first bottle of alcohol as an official adult. The lady behind the counter asked for my ID, checked my birthday and said “Baby you have to be 21!” I proudly proclaimed “But it’s midnight, I am 21”. She got as excited as we were. She ran from behind the counter, gave me a birthday hug and offered to take this picture of us (because of course I had a camera with me). There to celebrate with me was my sister, my cousin and a friend. I only took maybe one sip of the drink, I just wanted the experience 🤷🏾♀️. What story do you have to tell about your 21st or any milestone birthday? Let’s share our stories in the comments.