Iconic Date Sparks Weddings And Celebrations Of Special Deliveries

By Jeff Neumeyer

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 6:31 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) --- The numbers aligned perfectly on Wednesday for tens of thousands of couples across the country, who got married on "12-12-12".

Indeed, if you might be predisposed to forgetting your anniversary date, it’s not so likely when it's "12-12-12", the last repeating number date of the century.

" Do you Klaus, take Amy to be your lawful and wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward?”

“I do,” said Klaus Oswalt, who exchanged vows with his new wife Amy at the Allen County Courthouse.

The Oswalts wanted to have their wedding this day, not only because of the number alliteration, but Klaus and Amy have dated for 12 years.

Iconic dates have become a wedding trend in the United States.

Kyle and Tina Selking from Fort Wayne also exchanged rings and vows Wednesday.

The timing was no accident.

" I just thought it was a great day to (get married). It only happens once in a lifetime," said Tina Selking.

“It’s not easy to forget, and if I do, I’m in bigger trouble,” said Kyle Selking.

It was also a source of great joy to welcome a child into the world on this day.

Andy and Lesley Hecht know about that.

Little Landon Hecht was born at 8:45 Wednesday morning at Dupont Hospital.

He was 8 pounds five ounces, delivered by C-section, with a birth date that he will remember with ease.

The number “12-12” is one of the number combinations thought to bring good luck and fortune in the Chinese culture.

There's a woman in our area who celebrated “12-12-12”, with a look back to a century gone by.

Lilly Nutter turned 100 on Wednesday, so on 12-12 of 1912, she made her entrance into this world.

She lives at the Heritage Point living facility in Warren, where we're told she is a wonderful role model.

She's apparently been sending boxes of donated items to troops overseas for ten years or more.




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