Joe had been through a lot in his life. He had spent his entire 70-year life in the same town. He had never felt the desire to leave because he was too preoccupied with trying to survive in his current town to even fantasize about other places.
He eventually found happiness by selling fruit for a living. Watermelons were his best seller. This allowed him and his wife to live comfortably for a long time. Even after she died, he continued to sell fruit at the same corner every day. Come rain or come shine.