Wedding bells make a habit of ringing on the ninth day of the ninth month for the marrying Perchermeiers of Mount Healthy. At the same time, in the same church, her grandparents will mark their golden wedding anniversary. Somewhere in heaven, her great-grandparents will note their 75th anniversary while her great-great-grandparents observe their 100th.
“This date is not just about us,” Ray said, holding his bride-to-be’s hand even tighter. “It’s about the people who got married on this day before us. And it’s about continuing this tradition. I hope our kids get married on Sept. 9.”