Speechless Sunday in Sarasota: The Kiss

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The Kiss: Mike in Tucson, Mortgage Lender

~ The Kiss ~

VJ Day, Times Square, 1945

"Unconditional Surrender" Sculpture, Sarasota, Florida
by J. Seward Johnson

The Nurse?  Edith Shain
July 29, 1918 -- June 23, 2010

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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Frozen in time?

Bill

Nov 07, 2010 01:19 PM #1
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Vickie McCartney
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Hi Mike~  Now that's an interesting Kiss!  Besides, it's a nurse  in a white uniform  with her hair pulled up with a nurses cap and white hose with the line in the back of the hose  and white shoes. Old fashioned for sure!  I like it! 

Nov 07, 2010 01:19 PM #2
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Toula Rosebrock
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Hi Mike:

What a nice statue...

Looks so realistic too.

Nov 07, 2010 01:19 PM #3
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Toula,

That statue is 26' tall!

Vickie,

Click the link to see and compare the sculpture to the original photo from 1945.  The nurse slapped that boy!

Bill,

Uh-huh.

Mike in Tucson

Nov 07, 2010 01:21 PM #4
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Peggy Dowcett
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Mike - This is a great picture, thanks for sharing.

Nov 07, 2010 01:41 PM #5
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Mike, I really like this statue..very talented sculture/artist.

Nov 07, 2010 03:16 PM #6
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Jason Channell
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What a statue. That is one of my favorite LIFE pictures from the WW II era.

Nov 07, 2010 03:40 PM #7
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Fran Gatti
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Pretty cool.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 07, 2010 04:31 PM #8
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Good morning Mike. I remember seeing the old B&W. cool pic of the statue...

Nov 07, 2010 08:43 PM #9
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Those were the days when the U.S. went to war to WIN.

Today, we go to war to spend.

Those were the days when we saved American lives by winning and bringing our military home.

Today, we use Rules of Engagement that sacrifices our military lives and limbs in order to be sensitive to our enemies. 

Those were the days when "wars of attrition" was unthinkable.

Today, the politicians play "war of attrition" and sacrifice the lives and limbs of Americans to "pacify" our enemies.

Sorry to be a wet blanket. 

Enough.

Nov 07, 2010 10:34 PM #10
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Thanks for reminding us of our Veterans who fought for our Country. Those were the Glory Days

Nov 08, 2010 02:10 AM #11
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Mike,

This is great. Didn't know this existed. Thanks for letting us know. :)

Steve

Nov 08, 2010 04:57 AM #12
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Mike... I love the photo on which this sculpture is based!  I think it's great!

Nov 08, 2010 11:07 AM #13
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Mike, is this a new statue in honor of her passing?  I had recently seen an article on here which was so fascinating.  So, Sarasota, FL?

Nov 08, 2010 01:25 PM #14
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Diane Williams
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Neat Picture of the Statue. The story behind the statue kind of takes the romance out of the statute.... 

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Mike, love this one!  You almost want to say, "Hey you kids!  Get a room!" 

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Pat,

The initial sculpture was done in Styrofoam, and was not intended to be permanent.  This one is aluminum.  I just thought it was great.

Diane,

What?  That she slapped the guy?  :)

Julie,

No.  It was part of an art show, and the citizens loved it so much that they raised more than 500K to make it permanent.  It was before she died.

Steve S,

Me too!

Steve H,

Glad to oblige!

Harry,

You're welcome!

Lenn,

I really appreciate your comment, especially near Veterans Day.

Michael,

Thanks for stopping by.

Fran,

You're welcome!

Jason,

It's more amazing in person.

Rebecca,

You got that right!

Peggy,

You're welcome; thanks for stopping to comment.

Mike in Tucson

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