By Jean Bredin: “Today’s freezing temperature didn’t keep away the people who came to see the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Asbury Park, although I noticed they were mostly standing on the sunny side of the street.
I saw more green hats, green scarfs, green sneakers, green hair, green beards, and green deely-boppers than I could keep track of.
The minute you heard the bands coming up Cookman, you forgot about the cold.
My favorite were the string bands. The head Mummer strutting back and forth in his colorful outfit to the music makes me happy
I think I’m a closet Mummer. I would love being part of that group, but I don’t play any instrument….. I can only strut.”
THE IRISH ROVERS: