Saturday, December 31, 2011

If you plan on getting an Elite PrePaid Card please read this post.

Thanks for coming to this page. If you plan to get a prepaid visa card, please use the code below.

  Copy and paste this code

Just click on the window above.

 I created this page because I am using this card for a donation card for my
Stolen Blue Jeans Ice Cream Truck Recovery/Repacement Fund. By buying your card with this code, you and I both will get an extra $20. So you would be making a $20 donation to me that doesn't you anything, and finding a great way to have a Prepaid Visa Card.

Once things calm down, I will do a review on my opinion on this card. I have been using prepaid visa/mastercards for years, it is, IMHO a safer way to pay for things online.

To read more about  My Stolen Ice Cream Truck it you can see more information at any of the following sites.

Places that are linking to my spread the news about this effort:
(and my sincere gratitude goes out to each and every one of the people behind these links)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Help Find Stolen Colorful Blue Jean Lady's Ice Cream Truck

A 55 year old single mom of 3, on disability, who uses her uniquely painted Blue Jeans Ice Cream Truck to stretch the family income, did a double take when she went out to her driveway the day after Christmas. Someone had stolen her 3 wheel Cushman scooter, right out of her driveway. Owner of the Cushman Scooter, Laurie Meade, said she was just shocked and flabergasted that someone could do such a thing to her family, and especially on Christmas night.

Laurie lives in Parkland WA, a suburb south of Tacoma, WA. She decided to use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to get the attention of the media, so that as many people as possible will keep their eyes open for her Blue Jean's Ice Cream Truck.

Happening sometime within the wee hours of Christmas night, Laurie says that it would of had to been pushed, or the battery jumped, or they must of put it on a trailer or pulled it away. She is just totally panicked about how her family will survive without that truck come this spring.

She can do the ice cream truck, because she is her own boss, sets her own hours and can slow down when she isn't feeling good.  She is not a morning person, because the medications she is on really sedate her and make it hard to get going. The ice cream starts in the afternoon, working out very well. It also lifts her spirits, because she really enjoys being outdoors, seeing the kids and beautifully landscaped yards and nature as she drives her ice cream truck.

Laurie bought her truck in 2008, paid $6,000 for it. She painted it to look unique to make it easier for her customers to know it was her coming down the street and not her competitors. The front and speaker are painted gold, and the truck itself painted in a texture to look like blue jeans.

She scanned the stickers and framed them to make them look like blue jean hip pockets. She even had a blue jean covered bench seat in the cab.

Her goal to attract attention to the news media using facebook, twitter and youtube is working.,0,5229833.story

Q 13 in Seattle was the first to release the story, The Tacoma News Tribune is going to run an article in Saturday, December 31, 2011 issue.

Laurie believes that the more people she can get to like and read her Facebook page at:
the better chance she will have of getting it back. If they don't live nearby at least they can say a prayer for us. Who knows what this thief's intent is or was, he could be taking it out of the city or state for all she knows, she said.

She just can't imagine what the thief's motives or thoughts were in doing this, and she wants everybody to know how important it is to recover it.

The public is being asked to call Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County at 1-800-222-TIPS if the ice cream truck is spotted.

David Rose, a reporter at said if it isn't found by next weekend, he will run it on their Washington's Most Wanted show. He is determined to help Laurie find her uniquely colored Blue Jeans Ice Cream Truck.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Q 13 News did a story on my stolen truck

We are so grateful to Q13 News. David Rose did a story on it at 5, and the camera crew left here just after 5 and will do a more in depth story at 9 tonight. Here is the link to the first story:
Owner of stolen, colorful ice cream truck stolen on Christmas seeks its return

I am uploading a pdf file of the flyer I have been putting up. If you own a business or just want to put one in the rear window of your car, anything to help me get the word out.

Here is the link to download the flyer to help us spread the word!

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Ice Cream Truck Was stolen on Christmas Night

What a way to start my blog. I have actually had it in my goals to write a book titled 101 Life Lessons Learned by an Ice Cream Lady.

That was the reason for starting this blog.

I have been doing other things instead.

Here is a photo of my truck. It was stolen out of my driveway on Christmas night.

I am creating a reward fund if you would like to help with it you can do so by donating through any button on this blog.

I was trying to put this on the facebook page I have created to try and use to get the word out here:

but I don't know how to integrate a paypal button on facebook that is why it is here.

Please if you can help in anyway, even if it is only to say a few prayers, and share  my facebook page with your friends, please do so.

God Bless you.