Brothers share same birth date in three different years

Michael, James and Randy Sargent pose for a birthday cake photo back in the day.
Barbra King and her birthday boys Michael, Randy and Sargent who were all born on the same day August 14 in 1960, 1963 and 1965.
Barbra King and her birthday boys Michael, Randy and Sargent who were all born on the same day August 14 in 1960, 1963 and 1965.
Michael Sargent serves up some cupcakes to his brothers Randy and James.
Michael Sargent serves up some cupcakes to his brothers Randy and James.

By RUSSELL HUFFMAN
TheFlashToday.com

When they were children Santa Claus came twice a year for brothers James, Randy and Michael Sargent who beat out astronomical odds by all sharing the same birth date of August 14 in 1960, 1963 and 1965.

While people who know their mother will tell you she’s neat and organized having three children born on the same day was not part of her schedule.

“It wasn’t planned and it all three were born through natural birth,” Barbara King said. “James was born August 14, 1960, and then Randy’s expected birth moved around a little bit in 1963 and then I had two sons born on the same date.”

Everyone we could fit in the picture at the birthday party.
Everyone we could fit in the picture at the birthday party.

Las Vegas would likely give a gambler 130,000 to one on a third baby being born on the same date, but Michael beat those odds when he was also born on August 14 in 1965.

“Everyone knows the best kid was from 1963,” Randy joked as the three sat at an early birthday party in their honor at the Stephenville Citizen’s Center Saturday afternoon.

Cakes and some memories including a recent newspaper article about the against the odds birthdays.
Cakes and some memories including a recent newspaper article about the against-the-odds birthdays.

It had been a while since the three “boys” had celebrated a birthday together as life has taken them to different places. James the oldest is an “axle surgeon” and considered one of the best in the business around the Abilene area.

Randy and Michael have worked together establishing Sargent Wrecker in the Weatherford and Brock area where they operate a fleet of automobile and truck wreckers.

The Sargent boys and family line up for some home style birthday cooking.
The Sargent boys and family line up for some home style birthday cooking.

So was what was it like as children to share the same birthday?

“Like Christmas twice a year,” James answered as his brothers and Dwayne Johnson nodded their heads in agreement. Williams is a long-time friend dating back to little baseball and Barbara refers to him as her “fourth son.”

Barbara King has kept track of her sons and their moments of fame.
Barbara King has kept track of her sons and their moments of fame.
Barbara King holds up a recent article about  Sargent Wrecker. Like any proud mom she keeps her sons's moments of fame close at hand.
Barbara King holds up a recent article about Sargent Wrecker. Like any proud mom she keeps her sons’s moments of fame close at hand.

It may have been a while since they had gathered together, but the men easily sank into a conversation about their school days.

The childhood reference to little league brought about memories of high school and Coach Mike Copeland, who all three men hold in high regard. The conversation quickly led to football and who was the best quarterback, running back and best players in the history of the Yellow Jacket program?

Mom broke up the conversation for photographs and in good-natured fun Michael served up the “cupcake” cake which was shaped in the form of a  lucky horseshoe for his older brothers to enjoy.

Bille Sargent's birthday falls in the 15th of August so she got a special early birthday cake too.
Bille Sargent’s birthday falls in the 15th of August so she got a special early birthday cake too.

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