I enjoy hanging out at the Farmers Market in downtown St Paul because I have met some fascinating people there. Joy's name fits this woman perfectly. She has been a fixture at the Farmers Market for years and claims that her job is her therapy. Joy loads her van up each week-end during the summer with hand-crafted items: quilts, clothes of all kinds, including infant and children's apparel, some hand-made toys, sweaters for the cooler months, hand woven rugs and just about any item that can be designed and made with human hands, and she sells these items for retired people, some of whom are in nursing homes. Every once in a while I have picked up an item for myself--a skirt or gift for a family member or friend. I think my main reason for stopping is to chat with this woman who radiates cheerfulness and joy.