ANCHORAGE - Wednesday marked a special day on the calendar, 12-12-12. It’s the last time this century that we will see a date with the same three sets of digits and some people were taking advantage of that to make it a special day.
Richard Martinez is one of them. Martinez was getting a final fitting Wednesday afternoon at Anderson’s Bridal for his wedding later that evening. Martinez says it was really his bride Lacey who selected the date because the couple met in middle school exactly 12 years ago. But Martinez said it holds advantages for him.
“I will never forget my anniversary; that’s a good one, absolutely,” said Martinez.
But his was not the only wedding planned for the day. The manager at David’s Bridal said they’ve seen a huge increase in brides tying the knot on 12-12-12.
“For one thing it’s been an easy date for their significant other to remember, “ said manager Lori Walker. “For another, it’s just fun. A lot of our brides are into numbers and a lot of trendy things like that so it’s been a great thing for them."
But one local couple will remember the date for a different reason. Kathleen and Mathieu Benoid welcomed their daughter Noa into the world by C section at 8:12 this morning.
That’s 12:12 eastern time, where the couple’s family was waiting patiently for news of the birth.
Kathleen said they didn’t ask for the date or the time.
“No, but it was kind of a cool coincidence.”
Another coincidence? Kathleen was born on 11-11, so she likes the fact that her daughter arrived at 12-12. The couple isn’t sure if the numbers really matter but they are sure of one thing, for them it will always be a special date.