Birthday of 12s

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Sequim Gazette staff

Hannah Kathleen Smith is having a big day today.


It’s 12/12/12 and this is her 12th birthday.


It’s a day she’s long anticipated. “My teacher in the first grade said I’d do this,” she said.


Long before that, on the day she was born, an uncle pointed out the same to her mom, Jamie Scott. The birth didn’t go exactly as planned: Hannah was 2½ weeks late, delivered by emergency C section.


The uncle, too, was born on Dec. 12.


To celebrate the big day, the family is having a big birthday party today. Unfortunately, it’s a school night for the Jefferson Elementary student from Port Angeles, so it will have to end fairly early.


Not to worry. This Friday Hannah will have a “Club 12” birthday party: a neon-lighted, “12-themed” dance with all of her friends.


Saturday she’ll be in Seattle for a further celebration.


“She’s a very expensive child,” her mom, Jamie Scott, said with a laugh.


Fortunately, her siblings aren’t jealous. “They think it’s weird and cool,” Hannah said.
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