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The Face of St Patrick's Day

This gallery is about People. A warm Spring Day brought all these "average" people together to watch the 2011 Kansas City's St Patrick's Day Parade.

Slide Show http://www.pbase.com/britestar/st_pat_people&view=slideshow

During the early 1800's, foundations were laid for the city's St Patrick's Day Parade. However, interest by the Irish community eventually faded until the annual Parade had completely disappeared. Almost a Century later, radio talk host Mike Murphy decided to get his buddies Pat O'Neill and Dan Hoggerty together for a St Patrick's Day walk around the block of a small bar. Although the 1973 "parade" was tiny and unimpressive, it led to the rebirth of an old Kansas City tradition. Since 1973, Kansas City's St Patrick's Day parade has since grown significantly. It is today the largest single day event in Kansas City. It is also the 2nd largest St Patrick's Day Parade in the entire United States.

Still, this gallery is not about the Parade itself. Nor is it about people in the Parade. Instead, it is about the everyday people who came to see the Parade. Although Mike Murphey passed away earlier this year, he leaves behind the spirit of the Irish. For one day each year, the people and their pets of Kansas City become "Irish for a Day".

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Copyright 2011 Elizabeth Bickel. All rights reserved.
An Irish Lad
An Irish Lad
St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day
Never Too Old
Never Too Old
Why Didn't You Tell Me
Why Didn't You Tell Me
Giving Out Balloons
Giving Out Balloons
St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day
Westport
Westport
Read my Shirt
Read my Shirt
Waiting for the Parade
Waiting for the Parade
Happy with his Hair
Happy with his Hair
How Do My Socks Look?
How Do My Socks Look?
Fuzzy
Fuzzy
Everyone Has a Tattoo
Everyone Has a Tattoo
Calling Home
Calling Home
Kiss Me
Kiss Me
Bouncers
Bouncers
Morning Briefing
Morning Briefing
Balloons Galore
Balloons Galore
Everyone & friends
Everyone & friends
Hummmm
Hummmm
Sisters
Sisters
Horn
Horn
Everyone is a Clown
Everyone is a Clown
An American St Patrick's Day
An American St Patrick's Day
Irish Cowgirl
Irish Cowgirl
Hurry!  Or we'll be late!!!
Hurry! Or we'll be late!!!
Family Outing
Family Outing
Bar Behind Bars
Bar Behind Bars
Grandma
Grandma
Historic
Historic
Cheers
Cheers
Aussie Boy
Aussie Boy
Lucky
Lucky
A Boy & his Ice Cream
A Boy & his Ice Cream
Going Steady
Going Steady
Club Muscle
Club Muscle
The Color Wheel
The Color Wheel
Mother & Son
Mother & Son
Multi Tasking
Multi Tasking
All Nationalities
All Nationalities
Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Fire Local
Fire Local
Leprechaun  for a Day
Leprechaun for a Day
Cloudy Start
Cloudy Start
Put Me on my Bar Stool
Put Me on my Bar Stool
Her Own Little World
Her Own Little World
Primo Location
Primo Location
Nice Day for a Parade
Nice Day for a Parade
Remembering Her Sister
Remembering Her Sister
Street Scene
Street Scene
The Perfect Seat
The Perfect Seat
Behind the Fence
Behind the Fence
Tiered
Tiered
Best Friends
Best Friends
Excitement
Excitement
Smiles
Smiles
Never Without Her Cell Phones
Never Without Her Cell Phones
The Pleasure of Gummy Worms
The Pleasure of Gummy Worms
Foiled
Foiled
That Look
That Look
McShake
McShake
An Irish Lass
An Irish Lass
Irish Princess
Irish Princess
Preparing for After the Parade
Preparing for After the Parade
Show Off
Show Off
Mom and Babe
Mom and Babe
Hurry
Hurry
Family Gathering
Family Gathering
Take that!
Take that!
A Bit of Advertising
A Bit of Advertising
Another Red Head
Another Red Head
Ready for a Parade
Ready for a Parade
Mom is on a Different Wave Length
Mom is on a Different Wave Length
Hurry
Hurry
Grandma and the Grandkids
Grandma and the Grandkids
Stay Behind the Line
Stay Behind the Line
On the Roof
On the Roof
Live Broadcast
Live Broadcast
Where to Sit?
Where to Sit?
Green
Green
Own World
Own World
Pink Lipstick
Pink Lipstick
Wearing the Crown
Wearing the Crown
Holiday Spirit
Holiday Spirit
Irish Vampire
Irish Vampire
Nice Day for a Run
Nice Day for a Run
Crowned
Crowned
Lucky Hat
Lucky Hat
School Boy
School Boy
Sweet Smile
Sweet Smile
Irish for a Day
Irish for a Day
Small Terrier
Small Terrier
Teen Green
Teen Green
The Face of St Patrick's Day
The Face of St Patrick's Day