Fellow Rosevillians or ex-Rosevillians or however you call people who live or used to live in Roseville.
I'm going down to New York to watch the St Patrick parade on Friday. Is anyone interested in meeting at the Parade? If yes, we could met at the northwest corner of Fifth Ave and 50th Street between 11:45 and 12:30. St. Patrick Cathdral is around 5th ave and 55th st. on the east side of 5th Ave.
I"ll be wearing black leather jacket with a green shirt. A mild-mannered accountant I wear glass and am a couple of pounds overweigh but I do have a full head of wavy gray hair.
If anyone shows up we could swap stories and memories. If no one shows up I"ll be very sad and come to the conclusion that my memories about Newark St. Rose of Lima, and roaming the streets of Roseville are only a figment of John C, mine and your imagination. Hope to see you there. Any questions?
Gene Burke (60)
Saint Patrick's is on the east side of 5TH Ave between 50th and 51st caddycorner from Rockefeller Plaza. If you get there at 12:30 you'll be closer to Park ave than fifth. They usually 16 deep in that area rain, snow
I will be passing by the Cathedral at 12:10 (noon) just
after the parade is on TV. Our group "The Irish Brigade"
Fighting 69TH minus Pat Obrien and Jimmy Cagney leads the
parade every year since it started. In fact the only
group allowed to line up on Fifth Ave, is the 69TH.
Everyone else in the parade comes out onto Fifth from the side streets.
This year our active unit is home. Last year they were in Iraq. I march with the veteran corp behind our active units. We file out of Mulligans on Lexington or Madison
and line up around 35Th or so. Stretch the legs to 84Th hang a right to Lexington. Find a bathroom!!!!
We then travel by special subway car down to our Armory.
Line up and tie up traffic down there. After Gov. Pataki
leaves, we party.