Phyllis Rawlins’ house was destroyed after a tornado ripped through her town of Kokomo, Ind., on Sunday. Last summer, she lost her husband of over 40 years, Edgar.
In the tornado’s rubble, Rawlins searched for Edgar’s wedding ring.
“Digging and praying. Digging and praying,” she told local station Fox 59.
“It was everything to me, because that’s one thing that I had,” she said.
Rawlins had been visiting family in Kentucky when the storm came through. She returned to find her home in pieces. “This was the house that love built," she told WTHR.
Without her husband or her house, she was determined to find the ring. But locating it among the piles of rubble seemed like a hopeless quest.
Somehow, her brother spotted something under a piece of the roof and called her over. The ring, buried in the debris, had turned up. “It was a miracle,” Rawlins said.
“We both just hugged each other, crying. Because that was the one thing that I had searched and searched for,” she said.
When all was lost,
Phyllis Rawlins’ house was destroyed after a tornado ripped through her town of Kokomo, Ind., on Sunday. Last summer, she lost her husband of over 40 years, Edgar.Read More »from Woman’s unlikely find amid tornado destruction
Hands off that external hard drive, bucko!Read More »from With tents up and generators humming, shoppers wait for Black Friday
Extreme shoppers are already lining up for Black Friday deals at the Best Buy in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Jonas Allooh, 28, was the first to set up shop outside the big-box electronics retailer, according to Akron Beacon Journal Online. Allooh brought a generator, a microwave, a bed, a TV, and a videogame console. So, yeah, he's prepared.
The paper reports that a short time after Allooh started squatting, another shopper, Tony Avitar, set up his own makeshift camp right next to him.
Fox 8 News reports that Avitar has camped out for deals on Black Friday for the past 11 years.
"It was the second year I did it; nobody had the bright idea of camping out in tents," he told the station. "So, we just did sleeping bags on the sidewalk, and it was freezing rain for 16 hours."
Allooh set up his camp on Monday, which means he will have waited 11 days by the time the deals begin Thanksgiving evening.
Like many retailers this year, Best Buy has been accused of
- Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News | The Sideshow – Wed, Nov 20, 2013
Ever wonder what happens to streakers once they're tackled and dragged off the field while the crowd roars with a mixture of laughter and annoyance?
You're in luck. Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard blog recently interviewed seven streakers from games past to figure out what makes 'em tick and whether they were seriously punished for running around in their birthday suits.
Not everyone SI interviewed went onto the field of play in the altogether. (Side note: Is a streaker really a streaker if s/he is dressed?) But all said there were repercussions for interrupting a sporting event. Some of the repercussions were serious (one man says he was put on a sex offenders list) while others involved community service, fines and lectures from parents.
One of the streakers said she had to face parental wrath when her mom picked her up at the police station.
Via Sports Illustrated:I’m the only one that had to be picked up by my mom at the policeRead More »from What happens to the streakers after their streak ends?
station. The whole ride home I got a lecture about
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