Memories: When it was 'an occasion' and fun to go downtown
Original post made on Jul 3, 2013
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on Jul 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm
I really enjoyed reading this article. Although I grew up at the time when women stopped getting dressed up for for shopping, I sometimes long for a time when people took pride in how they dressed. I believe that people are much better behaved when dressed like ladies and gentlemen. I also long for the days before cell phones when people seemed to be more connected to each other, when it was customary for men to tip their hat to a lady and people smiled and nodded to each other instead of walking around with their heads down focused on their smart phones, oblivious to the people around them.
We've come a long way, but somehow along the way we've unfortunately lost life's niceties.
on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm
Yes, Gertrude, I remember it well. And whatever happened to "Sunday best"? I am shocked to see what people wear to Sunday church - one leap from bed to beach or tennis court or whatever to the service. In the 'good old days' it was hats for the ladies, white gloves in the summer, and leather gloves in the fall and winter. Going to a nice restaurant meant getting 'dressed up' as did the other diners. Now one sees patrons with cutoff jeans, or jeans with holes in the knees, or sloppy T-shirts, and diners babbling on cell phones during dinner. Atrocious table manners - parents and children and children out of control. Recently I ate at an upscale restaurant on my birthday. I was disappointed by what I heard and saw. California has changed. San Francisco is an embarrassment. I know there are those who will disagree, but once upon a time, it was a lovely time.