Rochester, MN - I hadn't seen him awhile but there he was Tuesday - St Patty's Day - putting smiles on faces as he has done for several years.

The guy known as 2nd St Joe has been a familiar and smile-producing figure to hundreds of motorists and pedestrians for several years. The hiatus was forced on Joe Johnson as he dealt with some serious health problems.

But he was back at it Tuesday, although with smaller flags than he has waved in the past. He says he was told not to “lift anything heavy” until he is completely healed.
Glad to have you back, Joe. During times like these, we could use a reason to smile - and to honk the horn!