Thursday, May 5, 2016


For all you young 'uns, an explanation:
This sailor grabbed a passing nurse for a kiss 
in Times Square to celebrate the end of WW ll.

The rest of these pictures are either from
coviral.com or historythings.com.
The comments are theirs.

A firefighter saves a koala during the devastating Black Saturday 
bush fires in Victoria, Australia--2009:

Love during riots in Canada--2011:

 Marine Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter
after serving in Iraq for almost a year:

A 12 year old Brazilian boy plays the violin at his fallen teacher’s funeral:

Monica Lewinsky & friend:

The Titanic:

Afghan girl on cover of National Geographic in 1984:

Same girl in 2002:

One of history’s most shocking images;
“The Falling Man.”--NYC 9/11/2001:

 The second plane about to hit the world trade center. 
It was the worst terrorist attack in US  history:

The flag is raised at ground zero for the first time
since the attacks:

 Atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific:

In the early 1900's there were more cows than people
on Southern California beaches:

 Lunch on a skyscraper--1932:

King Tut--1922:

Christians circle around Muslims to protect them during prayer 
in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt:

Charles Manson:

 A doctor resting after a successful 23 hour heart transplant.
An assistant is sleeping in the corner:

A WW ll soldier trying to save a kitten:

JFK's son giving him a final salute:

A reporter holding the hand of a starving child:

During the massive floods in India in 2011, a heroic villager 
saved numerous cats from certain death:

Jackie Robinson, the first African-American in 
Major League baseball--1947:

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!

Say "Brie"!!----fishducky



  1. Some beautiful, some completely heart rending...
    Aunty Acid is one of my heroes.
    Thank you.

  2. Those pictures of 9-11 brought back a lot of sad times. The starving child's hand just broke my heart. But there were also heart warming shots like the Christians protecting the Muslims and the Indian man with a basket full of kittens on his head. Quite a ride today.

    1. On a ride at my blog, management asks that you keep your arms & legs inside the vehicle at all times!!

  3. Ha! Love the penguins in the jacuzzi.

  4. My favorite is the "love during a riot" Beautiful. Many of the others will bring tears to your eyes as well. Great photos.

  5. I love all those photos at the beginning. If we didn't take a lot of photos how could all these memories still exist? I wish they'd bring back the street photographers we used to have in Vancouver!

    1. My favorite is the sailor kissing the girl!!

  6. Oh! So nice to read your post! Lots of famous pics I haven't seen for a while. Never saw that Afghan girl older. She looks like she's had a rough, angry life, poor thing. Love so many of the jokes, too. Thanks, Fran. :)

  7. That little hand breaks my heart. But the beach cows...holy...well, cow! You'd think that they'd have no reason to be there. No grass and they can't drink the ocean water...they don't tan (oh, wait a minute, you can tan hides...). Maybe they are there because it's a nude beach and they don't have clothes.

    1. Do you suppose that's how vitamin D gets ion their milk?

  8. A lot I know a few are new but all tell a story.


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