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Monday, August 26, 2013

TIMES SQUARE, 1945

Question Of The Week 8-26-13


What story from history inspires you?



Okay, so I'm a hopeless romantic but this is a story from history:) 1945 Times Square Kiss


26 comments:

  1. The iconic image of the sailor kissing the nurse on "Victory over Japan" day !

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  2. Ramakrishnan Ramanathan -- Now Ram you are supposed to tell your favorite moment in history.

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  3. Most certainly that moment is when India freed herself from British Rule and became an Independent country in August 1948 ! I was born in free India a few months later

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  4. My favorite moment was when the apostles were hiding in a room after the crucifixion fearful and anxious when suddenly Jesus appeared before them. Something wonderful happened and they were no longer fearful. After Jesus disappeared, they went out and preached, willing to die for their cause. I wish I had been in that room to personally experience their epiphany.

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  5. Ramakrishnan Ramanathan --Ram, both of our moment's in history are connected to our earthly existence. Supposedly my date of conception would have been on VJ day making me among the first Baby Boomers born on June 2, 1946. Well, that could be TMI. (Too much information) lol

    gigihawaii -- I would imagine there might be many historical moments that will be noted from the Bible. Your selection is an interesting one.

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  6. Ah so many. The Suffragette movement. Emmeline Pankhurst seemed like one tough cookie to me. Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. Knocking down the Berlin wall. Kathrine Switzer the first women to run in a marathon.

    I can't pick one.

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  7. There are so many, but the story of Rosa Parks is one that always inspires me.

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  8. LL Cool Joe -- Wow, you picked some good ones.

    Jeanie -- Didn't we all wonder at the time if we could have ever done the same thing? It was indeed a courageous act.

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  9. What a cool question, Annie. Hmmm...I think my mother's story of her history inspired me the most. How a child can overcome extreme obstacles and grow up and have a lovely family. I miss her stories, but they're all tucked inside my heart.

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  10. The story of Lewis & Clark, it's a microcosm of the journey in the human condition.

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  11. My nana (grandmother) was a born storyteller and she used to tell me stories from her life. She also told stories that has been passed down. None of the people were not known or of any nobility. They are all gone now but their lives life in my memories and heart. I know it sounds sappy but it is true. I love these people. They were simple, hard workers, good and kind. I am proud of them.

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  12. Oh, yes! Thanks for visiting my blog! :-)

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  13. Talon -- I envy you the stories your mother told. My mother did not share much no matter how hard we tried. She would tell stories on her siblings however.

    Brighid -- And do you know the story of York and his contribution to that expedition? I only learned that part of the story a few years ago.

    Birdie -- Don't you wonder what our ancestors would have to say about us now? Love your blog!

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  14. When Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the moon's surface. My dad stayed up with us to watch it on TV - he insisted to my mom that this was much too awesome for all of us to miss.

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  15. I think the whole history of Abraham Lincoln's fight to end slavery is an incredible time in history.

    When we went to Turkey, they told us about their first president, Ataturk. It was incredible to think he was able to change the mindset of putting women down to giving them access to education and not require head scarves as well as having more social freedoms. He also changed their writing from Arabic to English letters. When you hear about all he did and how we can't even have affordable health care, it boggles your mind.

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  16. In an Indian Legend a prince falling in love with a slave girl is very charming. It is supposed to have happened for real but it was centuries ago so we don't know the fine details.

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  17. Well, this photo represents the most iconic moments in life for many lovers who are far apart through no wish on their own.

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  18. When the first man landed on the moon, I was in the hospital, having just given birth. It was (and remains) an iconic moment that made me so proud of our country and what we could accomplish.

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  19. I used to have that poster - until my cat shredded it off the walls - I love Robert Doisneau. You know today is the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington? That's inspiring to me.

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  20. Eloise and Abelard.

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  21. I have always enjoyed this shot :D

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  22. The story of the Little Rock Nine inspires me. I remember watching the events unfold on TV and wondering if I could be so brave.

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  23. I remember seeing that photo in History of Photography- in college.

    Many things inspired me. All the above stuff is great- Moon men, MLK, Newly acquired independence, family stories such as from my Gramps who raised 4 kids by himself. Plus:

    Learning that Albert Einstein invented the washing machine, n was quoted as saying "Art is more important than knowledge" on one of my old T-shirts. Without imagination, there is no invention.

    The Beatles influenced my music skills n songwriting when I was little, back in'63.

    Of course there were so many classic artists (Michelangelo, DaVinci, Bach, Mozart) who inspired me.

    Also the American Revolution which began in Boston near my old hometown, n hearing about Hawthorn writings of marching to the beat of a different drummer.

    It all inspires me to be brave!

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  24. Lynn – Those moments when our busy dad would gather round the family to share an important event are some of the most treasured memories. And yes we were all together for the moon landing too.

    Kay – Thank you for the education about Ataturk. I did not know those things and believe they were wonderful accomplishments.

    Munir – It is difficult to sort history from legend in many instances.

    Tabor – It is indeed a timeless photograph.

    kenju – What an absolute thrill to have been giving birth as the first man was walking on the moon.

    Riot Kitty – Fifty years ago I was glued not just to the TV for the march on Washington but my life and the lives of my siblings were actively involved in the Civil Rights movement. Thanks for reminding us of the photographer who took the picture of the famous kissing couple.

    Pat – Thanks for introducing this pair. More interesting than Romeo and Juliet I would say.

    Shionge – It is an iconic one.

    Susan Adcox – And just think, it was actually a Republican President who came to their aid and supported their cause to make it happen.

    Snaggle Tooth – Okay, you got me with Albert Einstein inventing the washing machine so I rushed to google to learn more and can't find a darn thing. Help! He needs lots of recognition for that one or we might still be pounding our clothes with rocks by a stream somewhere.

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  25. I remember seeing it before - it is so romantic!

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  26. Tearing down the wall in Berlin. A very moving moment.

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