Siblings reunited after 71 years

Published On: Jun 17 2014 05:35:31 PM CDT

A Kansas man and his sister have been reunited after more than 70 years apart.

Jim Nixon met his half-sister, Mary Gold, at Mid-Continent Airport Tuesday. The two had been separated for 71 years due to family divorces and re-marriages.

The siblings remotely knew about each other, and reconnected about two months ago. Mary flew into Wichita from California, and said they have a lot of catching up to do.

"We're just gonna talk and talk and talk, I'm sure," she said.

Mary plans to visit Jim and his Pratt family for a week.