Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blame it on the Henney

There is a recurring element in the memorials raised to young people felled by senseless violence. Among the pictures of the deceased, plush toys, fake flowers, candles, and poignant personal notes and drawings, there is always at least one Hennessy bottle. Sometimes (not in these memorials pictured below) the empty Henney bottles outnumber the candles.

The Mateo Memorial in Mission Main:

The memorial at the corner of Dudley and Mt. Pleasant Streets:

Ok, it's not always Henney but it is usually Henney. I can't make out what the bottle was from this 2008 David Jones memorial on Bartlett St.