The Last Hurrah

Over drinks yesterday evening at The Last Hurrah, inside the Parker House hotel, watching the rush hour crowds disperse from downtown Boston at the corner of Beacon and School streets, we remarked on how slovenly and poorly dressed they all looked, compared to the crowds one would might have witnessed in years past.

People in general used to take more care with how they presented their public selves. Even on civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery.