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Speechless Sunday in Sarasota: The Kiss

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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Comment balloon 17 commentsMike Jones • November 07 2010 09:14PM


Frozen in time?


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

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! 

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Mike:

What a nice statue...

Looks so realistic too.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) about 10 years ago


That statue is 26' tall!


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



Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Mike - This is a great picture, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Peggy Dowcett, 978.302.3988, Concord, MA - Mass Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 10 years ago

Mike, I really like this statue..very talented sculture/artist.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate about 10 years ago

What a statue. That is one of my favorite LIFE pictures from the WW II era.

Posted by Jason Channell, The House Sleuth (Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan) about 10 years ago

Pretty cool.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) about 10 years ago

Good morning Mike. I remember seeing the old B&W. cool pic of the statue...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 10 years ago

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. 


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Thanks for reminding us of our Veterans who fought for our Country. Those were the Glory Days

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) about 10 years ago


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


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 10 years ago

Hi Mike... I love the photo on which this sculpture is based!  I think it's great!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

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?

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 10 years ago

Neat Picture of the Statue. The story behind the statue kind of takes the romance out of the statute.... 

Posted by Diane Williams about 10 years ago

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

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 10 years ago


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


What?  That she slapped the guy?  :)


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!


You're welcome!


I really appreciate your comment, especially near Veterans Day.


Thanks for stopping by.


You're welcome!


It's more amazing in person.


You got that right!


You're welcome; thanks for stopping to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

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