A Wahl family birthday celebration took place in Fargo, North Dakota on Sunday, October 26, 2013 - taking center stage at the event were triplets Claude, Carrold and Collin Wahl who were born on October 14, 1938.

The birth of triplets came as a surprise for the parents, Theodore and Christine Wahl - only one child was expected. When mother Christine fell ill, the boys were split up and sent to relatives across the state until all four were nursed to health.

Resources were stretched thin to provide for the triplets along with their older brother and a younger sister, both of whom joined the triplets in Fargo for their 75th birthday celebration.

According to the article in the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, "To this day, friends confuse Carrold for Claude, Collin for Carrold and so on. As their party wrapped up, a family friend apologized for mistaking Carrold for Collin."

Source (with one-year photo of the triplets): "Three of a kind: Wahl triplets celebrate 75th birthday" (www.inforum.com/event/article/id/416611/)
Candle image source: Jessica Driver, CC-BY-SA-2.0, Wikimedia Commons.