It pays to talk to some of the older folks attending a parade — in this case, the St. Patrick's Day Parade on a blustery Seattle Saturday — because, oh, the stories they might tell you.
Among the several hundred spectators who watched along the parade route on Fourth Avenue were people who just happened to be downtown and suddenly found themselves staring at bagpipers, Irish dancers and 180-pound Irish wolfhounds that stood 6 feet 3 on their hind legs.
As the parade moved along, parade chair John Keane, 66, could be seen throughout the route, keeping things in order. He's the author of "Irish Seattle," a picture book that details the history of the Irish here.
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