Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sweet 16

Sixteen is the minimum age for being allowed an official driver's license in many U.S. states and in Canada.


In Australia it is the age one can begin to get a learner's licence. (I think this is how our Aussie friends spell licence as opposed to the American spelling - license)


Sixteen is the minimum age for getting an adult job in most states and provinces (as well as for dropping out of school).


In America, female sixteen year olds earn the right to privacy laws surrounding OBGYN practices.

In the Netherlands it is the legal minimum age for a person to purchase any tobacco product.

Sixteen is the age of consent for many jurisdictions around the world.


Sixteen is the minimum age to get married with parental consent in many countries.


Sixteen is the legal drinking age in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain.


In The Netherlands sixteen is the age when all adult rights are granted but the age of majority is 18.


Sixteen Candles is a popular 1984 coming-of-age film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. The film was written and directed by John Hughes and is often credited with the beginning of the Brat Pack film movement.


Sixteen is the number of months Alyson & Ford have been LID.

11 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

You have got to be getting close. Happy 16!

Stacy said...

Congrats on 16!! You're getting closer!

Rhonda said...

Happy 16th LIDiversary!

amy said...

Happy 16! I am new to your blog but glad I stopped by

Nina, David & Ariel said...

Congratulations! Or is it, condolences? (our 16 month LID anniversary is coming up and it doesn't feel so great). What is great is knowing the wait is shorter ahead than in the past! Hope it picks up for all of us!

OziMum said...

16 is also my lucky number, and the date of my birthday!

We spell licence, 2 ways here - licence or lisence! One way is for "giving lisence to do something" the other is for "drivers licence"... I'm not sure if I put them in the right way - I always get it wrong!!! God bless the english language!!!
I got my "Learners" on my 16th birthday!

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

Wow you are getting close now, happy 16th LID-iversary!

Mom of 5 said...

16 !!
No way...that is 16 down....
Happy LID-anniversary.

C.J. said...

Congrats on your 16 behind you.

My LID will reach the age of consent in a few short weeks ;0)

Roy and Lori said...

Congrats on your 16 month anniversary!

Don and Be said...

You guys are 'so' creative - what a great way to count it down! :)

June 10 looks like it can work for us - Can we celebrate a retirement?

God Bless,
Don