Let's give Joe his props today. He's a good guy, you know? I bet Jesus missed him when he died. And I'm betting Joseph died in fairly early days because there's no way he wouldn't have been at the foot of the cross along with Mary. I'm imagining the Pieta with Joseph holding the body of Jesus, and it changes things for me.
I tried to find a good picture of Joseph and Jesus and they're all so...stodgy. Nothing to break me out of the old image of Joseph. Then I tried googling "father son." Then I found this picture.
Like I said. It changes the picture for me.
Joseph was a really good guy. He deserves a day.