By Brian Jackson
Published: January 7, 2011.
"My name is Steve Merriman and I'm eleven years old... Today, March 11th, 1969, after school, I have to kiss a girl."
Thus begins the charming story of the longest day in a young boy's life. Here, for the first time as a standalone story is a remembrance from days gone by when: drop drills were performed to prepare for the bomb, girls had koodies, and a first kiss was both scary and enthralling.