Biden’s sister feels at home in Scranton
BY JOSH MCAULIFFE, Scranton Times-Tribune
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Valerie Biden Owens and her family left Scranton more than 50 years ago. In her heart, though, The Electric City is still home. “We always called Scranton home,” she said. “It’s part of your blood. Part of your culture. Part of who you are. It’s just indelible.”Tonight, Mrs. Biden Owens, the sister of Vice President Joe Biden, will be back in her hometown to give the principal address at the Society of Irish Women’s 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Mrs. Biden Owens’ mother, Jean Finnegan Biden, also will be honored at the dinner, but will not be able to attend after a fall at her Delaware home this past weekend.
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