This has to be the grand prize of any St. Patrick's Day Parade. One of the marching Irish apparently just couldn't hold up his stick of flowers any more and handed it over to my niece Paige. My wife, Linda (left), revels in the good fortune. The New Orleans tradition, the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day parade rolled down St. Charles Avenue yesterday. The temperatures were in the high 80's -- a perfect Louisiana day for catching beads, trinkets and cabbage.
-- steve buser