WARWICK mum Marguerite Walsh doesn’t have to be asked twice to kiss her little daughters Erin, 5, and baby Rose (six months) in celebration of World Kissing Day.
WARWICK mum Marguerite Walsh doesn’t have to be asked twice to kiss her little daughters Erin, 5, and baby Rose (six months) in celebration of World Kissing Day. Toni Somes

Pucker up for World Kissing Day

THEY can make your day, change your mood, save a marriage and yesterday Warwick locals celebrated the fact it was World Kissing Day.

The puckered-up concept was founded on the premise many of us have forgotten the simple pleasures of kissing for kissing's sake.

Not so, it would seem, on Palmerin St.

While young teens admitted to feeling a little self conscious about “getting a kiss right” others reminisced about their first snog.

Helen Walsh can remember hers: “It was 1965 in a hall in St George after a dance. I was 17. He was 17 and handsome.

“My stomach fluttered. We'd snuck outside so our parents couldn't see. It was pretty exciting.”

But it was nothing on the kissing capabilities of her life partner, Paul.

Darian, 38, says practice makes perfect: “And you can never have enough practice.”

“It's the perfect way to express love,” he said.

Julie, 59, loves kisses from her grandsons: “I have nine aged from 21 to four, so kisses to grandma can be rare, which makes them special,” she said.

Despite being married for a “few years now” Dennis McCann still tries to kiss his wife 50 times a day.

“It doesn't mean she lets me. I think I average about six a day,” he said.

On a serious note he admits he's started giving his 80-year-old father a kiss and a hug when he sees him.

Meanwhile, a cheeky 12-year-old footballer (who doesn't want his name on a kissing story) says:

“Mum told me she'd kill me if she caught me kissing anyone.”

But he reckons one day when he's 17 he just might try it.



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