Awhile back, I had posted a story about the ice cream man from my past. I had written the story for a children’s writing class and when I did this, memories came flooding back to me. It made me want to search Jolly Joe and see if I could find out who he was and his past or something. I could find nothing on the man.
I wanted to be able to give this story to him or his family to let them know that he was indeed a special man and many people remembered him (just look at my post on him). I recently painted this picture of what I could remember how the truck looked with the bell and asked a local paper if they would put this in the paper with hope of finding someone that knew him, hopefully even a family member. It should be in the Warwick Beacon soon. Hopefully this brings me to someone…anyone that knew him.
But for now, here is the picture of Jolly Joe. Enjoy!
I had put it in a format for submitting t children’s book publishers, but had no illustrations to go with it.