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.