Thursday, March 5, 2009

"You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss....

....a sigh is just a sigh." I love that song, "As Time Goes By" from the movie Casablanca.

It was V-J day, August 14, 1945. World War II was finally over and a sailor grabbed a nurse and kissed her. That photo was famous with many men claiming to be the man in the photo. This is a good article showing the real man.


And here is a photo of the statue in Sarasota. I had my daughter Rhonda stand by the shoe so you could see just how big this statue is. I didn't have a tripod with me so I braced against a tree. It is still out of focus though.




9 comments:

Ian said...

Wow, that really is a big statue: about twenty times bigger than the famous statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

Jackie said...

Hmmmm..... Terri from purple and paisley had also posted a photo like this one. I love that statue!

Purple and Paisley said...

thank you for the link to your blog so i could see the statue again...it's really incredible - i didn't get to see it at night though...lucky you to live in venice! ☺

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thanks for the link, I enjoyed the story.

Linda Fleming said...

I have a picture of that somwehere- took it when that statue was first exhibited in Sarasota. I heard it was back to stay but haven't been over to see it since it returned.

Margaret said...

I too have mentioned the end of the Pacific War . In Australia we called iot V.P. Day Victory in the Pacivic. And I Love As Time goes By.I downloaded the movie version frm I tunes to my ipod. Now wheen I am in the train smiling to myself you will know why.

Kerry said...

It is beautiful and very large!! I love that song too.

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

wow, thats a HUGE statue, its good you had her stand there otherwise there would really be no way to know how big it really is. I LOVE the frog photo in your header, and the grub in the previous post is SICK!! cool photos though.

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

What an awesome story... speaking of awesome.. because you are!! I have given you and award come on by and pick it up even though I know your blog is award free :) I just wanted you to know I gave it to you :)
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