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Homewood boy turning 12 on 12/12/12

AustFarmer Homewood will be 12 years old 12/12/12. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media

Austin Farmer, of Homewood, will be 12 years old on 12/12/12. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 13, 2013 6:20AM



Austin Farmer turns 12 on 12/12/12, the last consecutive date series this century.

He plans to start his golden birthday Wednesday with 12 of his favorite things.

Pizza, Skittles, bacon, pancakes, to name a few.

If he survives that, there will be a celebratory dinner at Dave & Buster’s restaurant in Orland Park.

Twelve guests.

“It’s a lucky day,” Austin said, even if his mom, Lisa Farmer, did intentionally choose it 12 years ago when doctors gave her a choice of dates for a Caesarian section.

“I thought it would be super cool for him to one day have a 12/12/12 birthday,” Lisa Farmer said.

The Homewood boy also has a friend party planned for Saturday, complete with 12 games, S’mores and, if the weather holds, horses. He’s invited 50 kids.

“A lot of kids have been asking me what I want for my birthday,” he said. In addition to XBox, Austin likes reading the “Goosebumps” series and playing hockey.

His mom says Austin will receive a dozen gifts from his parents, 11 small ones and one big one.

A good student, Austin has the highest reading grade in his class, his mom said.

“And I’m getting a A in math,” said the boy who hopes to become a lawyer one day.

Lisa Farmer runs a home day care. Austin’s dad, Daryl, guards juveniles at the Cook County Jail.

Austin is the youngest of three children. His older sister, Symone, is a student at the University of Iowa. His brother, Blair, turns 15 Saturday.

“December is a good month for us,” Lisa Farmer said.

Austin agreed. “Because after my birthday comes Christmas.”



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