Thursday, June 24, 2010

Death of a Kiss

Edith Shain died yesterday at her Los Angeles home.

Don't know Ms. Shain?

Sure you do.

She showed us all how to give in to the moment and receive a great kiss:


Long live the spirit of joy, romance, and patriotism depicted in this V-J Day kiss, circa 1945.


9 comments:

Chicken Boys said...

Sad. I saw that on the Today Show.
~Randy

farmlady said...

It was a happy time for our country and this photo is the epitome of the era. This is why I love photos.
Wonderful and historic!
I hope she was proud of this picture.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a great way to be remembered. She will live on through that great kiss, and what a way to go! :-)

Tina said...

I could use a kiss like that right now...been a hard day. That's a favorite photo of mine, though I didn't know her name. It just captured the joy and celebration and gratitude of our country so well. Yes, hopeless romantic here...

Claudia said...

Aw, bless her heart. Who hasn't seen this photo and smiled? She will always be remembered for that moment in time.

xo
Claudia

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Renee'
I love this photo! We're fortunate to have a sculpture (26 FEET tall)of this captured moment in Sarasota. Here's a link in case you'd like to see it. http://attractions.uptake.com/blog/valentines-day-kiss-sarasota-florida-2420.html
How wonderful!
(You should post this for The Wedding Blog Party: http://angelicaccents.blogspot.com/) hosted by Stephanie of Angelic Accents! Only criteria is that it be romantic OR wedding. This would fit!
xoxo
Donna

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yes!!!!! One of the most famous pics, from the end of WWII.

May she rest in peace...

Aunt Snow said...

Yes, I saw that story. How wonderful that she had such a long life, and such a moment.

Jabacue said...

I can't imagine the excitement that was 'in the air' in 1945. What an iconic photo!

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