"I love the Irish Channel. I’m 88 years old and the only time I wasn’t living in the Irish Channel was when I was in the service over in Japan and Tokyo, but the rest of my life is all around this neighborhood. But almost everybody has moved out! It’s all different people now. You didn't have to lock your door in our time. Your neighbors looked out for your house. Since I was a little kid, this has been 'the' parade. I rolled on floats, I marched in clubs, I was in the truck rides, and then I got too old so I don’t do it no more. So now I sit on the side and watch it."