Caption from the August issue of LIFE. ”In the middle of New York’s Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers.” Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Someone snapped a photo of this couple while sitting at Starbucks. This man was teaching his wife/girlfriend (no one knows yet!) the alphabet. She had lost her memory and was re-learning how to read. Patience, love and understanding at its finest.
Sometimes it's good to know where you're standing.
A father who overheard his gay son making a nervous phone call about “coming out” left him this heartwarming note. The touching letter reassures him that he already knew about his son’s sexuality – and that it makes no dif.
“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur,” a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War. The symbol of the Flower Power movement.
WWII goodbyes “Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother’s hand to reach out for his father.