Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mother and son are reunited — after 43 years

As the car bearing the mother he never knew pulled up to his house, Ron Stewart knew for sure — after 43 years — that he wasn’t an orphan any more.

No sooner had the 70-year-old woman gotten out of the car than Ron had her in his arms.

“It’s a miracle,” she whispered, her head pressed against his chest.

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One nation, different public holidays

"Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day narrowly escaped being axed as legal holidays in Massachusetts recently. In the state Senate, South Boston Democrat Jack Hart even suggested that cutting the holidays would put the state on a slippery slope to eliminating Christmas.

But throughout the country, states officially celebrate holidays that range from nationally obscure to highly controversial."

To learn more about the variety of things we celebrate, click here.