The sailor’s shoes were shiny, his uniform was crisp and his eyebrows were neatly groomed. The nurse’s stocking seams were straight, and her uniform was a blinding white that could put your eye out. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, San Diego’s most high-profile couple was all spiffed-up and ready to sweep the public off its feet. Again.
“Isn’t it cute?” said tourist Judy Stevens, as the 25-foot statue known as “The Kiss” was being hoisted off a flatbed truck for its installation near the USS Midway Museum. “It’s the world’s most famous kiss. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of us!”