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Brothers from Weston were born on the extra day in a leap year 12 years apart

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Feb 22, 2024
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — February 2024 is something of an oddity, for those who didn’t know, we are in a leap year.

The added day can certainly raise debate about how birthdays in leap years function.

Leap years occur every fourth year, and in that fourth year an extra day in February is added.

Like all other days, someone has to be born on this day, but some pretty sound logic regarding the circumstances of one’s birth on this day can make things confusing.

Since the day only exists every fourth year, those born on that day would technically only have their birthday every four years, meaning a 40 year old born on the extra day in a leap year would really be 10 years old.

While leap year birthdays can become a heated topic to discuss, one family in Colorado can add an extra bill to the fold in the leap year rarities.

The James family, consisting of six siblings born in Trinidad and raised in Weston, have a leap year story that seems to equate to the odds of winning the lottery.

In the James family, two of the siblings were born on a leap year's extra day 12 years apart from one another.

I am no mathematician, but I can imagine the numbers behind that must be slim pickings.

Although all the siblings scattered around Colorado, the two leap year brothers, Steve the older of the two, and Tim the youngest, found both of their life paths headed towards Colorado Springs

Randy, one of their brothers, in celebration of this leap year and his brother’s birthdays, wanted to highlight his brothers and their role in the Colorado Springs community.

The leap year brothers have worked as public servants in Colorado Springs, at both the Department of Corrections and School District 11 respectively.

Randy says he is extremely proud of the work his brothers have performed for the community, and believes they are people as rare as their birthdays.


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