Mr. Popeye 102 not out

“Mr. Popeye” turns 102 on September 2

On 2nd September 2015, in the immediate after math of Tropical Storm Erika, Mr. Oscar Joseph, affectionately known as “Mr. Popeye” or “the Ice Cream Man” of No. 1 Franklyn’s Lane, Goodwill, celebrated his 100th birthday.

It was an almost muted celebration given the situation in a country that was grieving over the loss of so many of its citizens. Many a loved one could not arrive in time for the celebration as the airlift into Dominica was severely affected. But the occasion was however duly noted with two church celebrations and a small reception.

Two years on, and although with a few health challenges, Popeye is still very much alive among us.

Sharp and ever so alert he will observe his 102nd birthday on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

This is not only another milestone achievement in longevity for yet another Dominican, but indeed an auspicious occasion for Mr. Popeye, his family, neighbours and close friends.

The Friendship Crew, join his family and all well-wishers across Dominica and indeed in far off lands, in wishing Mr. Popeye a special happy birthday on his milestone achievement – 102 years.

It is a feat we all aim to surpass. We extend our best wishes to him and express a sincere hope that the good Lord will continue to bless him with another year as we look forward to 2018.

Happy birthday Oscar “Popeye” Joseph – the Ice Cream Man. We love you.

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24 Comments

  1. Silver Sliver
    September 3, 2017

    Congratulations to MR. Popeye! Boy, if I had known then that Popeye’s ice cream had such benefits, I would have eaten more!!

  2. September 3, 2017

    Happy birthday Icescream man

  3. September 3, 2017

    Made in Dominica. Made to last. happy Birthday MR. Popeye, The Ice Cream Man. An example that confirms, had work does not kill, but if done right, elevates us! Growing up in Dominica, the best place on Earth.

  4. Prisca and Alan
    September 2, 2017

    Our deepest and heartfelt congratulations Mr. “Popeye” Joseph! May all our lives be filled with such a spirit of community service as yours. Happy 102nd!!

  5. Let The Truth Be Known
    September 2, 2017

    Mr. Popeye, a Happy and Wonderful 102nd Birthday to you. You must have done something good to reach this mileage. Please share it again with us.
    God bless you for as long as He sees fit to keep you among your loved ones and other fellow Dominicans who dearly love you.

  6. SN
    September 2, 2017

    Happy birthday, Popeye, my “leftist” friend. It was nice to speak with you last year after all these years. Wishing more birthdays. Hope to see you on my next trip back. God bless.

  7. Ronald
    September 2, 2017

    Happy birthday Popeye. God bless you.

  8. September 2, 2017

    Happy birthday popeye

  9. Theresa
    September 2, 2017

    Wonderful moment in Dominica’s history. A living legend. May God continue to bless you pops…and there be a healing touch on your body’. May he hold you with the right hand of his righteousness ,be your peace,safety,comfort,joy and Salvation.

  10. anonymous2
    September 2, 2017

    Not many of us are going to surpass Mr. Popeye.

  11. fedop
    September 1, 2017

    DNO finally an incredible story that is not politically motivated. Good job

  12. RastarMarn
    September 1, 2017

    Much respect and honor for staying healthy and Strong,,,

    We should learn from these folks what to Eat, how to care for our bodies so we can enjoy longevity in Living,,,

    DNO do a followup story nuh and interview Mr. Popeye and lets find out how to stay healthy and strong so we can enjoy the days to come,,,

  13. September 1, 2017

    It is with much love and admiration that we the people of Dominica wish you the best and more of the years to come live on my brother, and share the secrete of longevity to the rest of the people, tell us about your diet please .

  14. Megso
    September 1, 2017

    Happy birthday Mr.Popeye.
    Many an ice cream I had from your service.

  15. jJce
    September 1, 2017

    Happy happy wonderful blessed birthday Mr Popeye?????♥️♥️

  16. Trump
    September 1, 2017

    Happy birthday mr popeye i wish you lots of joy and happiness on your special day

  17. Real Truth
    September 1, 2017

    This warmed my heart…thank you DNO for this post.

  18. Greetings I bring
    September 1, 2017

    Happy birthday with love, Mr Popeye

  19. stupendous
    September 1, 2017

    Happy birthday young chappie!

  20. Proud Daughter
    September 1, 2017

    God bless this quiet legend…wishing you continued health and strength through the years

  21. hertbert Sabaroche
    September 1, 2017

    Congratulations! Mr. Popeye. The families of Franklyn Lane at home and abroad join you and others in the celebration of that Special 102nd Birthday.

  22. lasspalay
    September 1, 2017

    Aww. The sweetest thing! Happy birthday sir!

  23. Cowboy
    September 1, 2017

    Thanks for all the childhood memories mr Popeye :)

  24. EnBaLA
    September 1, 2017

    Godness how I loved Popeye ice cream back in the day. Oh boy!! Keep striding along the icecream man. Thanks for creating this icecream memory you are etched in our memory.

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