Typically in the afternoon, he's driving eight miles to Franklin each day to pick up his mail. But today, his wife does the chore instead.
"Every day. Every day I go to the post office. I`d rather be driving to the fishing pond to fish than to be going out to the mailbox," Joseph tells NewsChannel 3.
It's a trip they've taken for years after someone destroyed their own mailbox that stood in the front of their house.
And now, someone's at it again. Their latest targets are a 102-year-old man and a 93-year-old woman who live nearby.
"She`s elderly and now has to get somebody to fix her mailbox so that`s a price on her. They`re attacking mailboxes and mailboxes can`t fight back! The elders can`t fight back," the Goodes told NewsChannel 3.
The couple said the night one of the mailboxes was smashed, they heard a loud scream.
"I heard this rebel yell. Like they had accomplished something. Like 'yeah' and they drove off," they added.
And it's a close-knit neighborhood, according to the Goodes, filled with elderly people.,
"It`s very quiet. Everybody knows everybody we help each other it`s just you don`t expect this. I feel that it`s not anyone our age would do that it has to be someone younger," they couple said.
Detectives tell NewsChannel 3 they don't have any suspects, but the Goodes say they don't blame whoever is vandalizing the mailboxes, they blame their upbringing.
"It`s the way the child is raised and the way he acts. I`ve always heard my daddy say don`t spare the rod and I feel that the rod has been spared a lot. "