I am an old man from Southie. I left MA in '69 and would never go back, even if they let me live in the Governor's mansion. I believe Chicago learned everything they know from Boston.
I do miss the few old friends that are still alive. I go back to visit about once every 5 years. Very nostalgic, then I hear the folks talk about politics and I am back listening to my neighbors walking through the street the first campaign for Teddy singing Camelot.
It truly is a place where [people can say I am a Democrat because my parents are and their parents before them were, without a single independent logical thought.
I live in Georgia now too.