Every now and then, when I'm digging up some old documents, I discover aspects of "the old days" that just make me cringe - literally cringe. This article, which was written in the early 1900s, is an example. It was a time when women couldn't vote and when blacks were described as "dusky." And for the majority of whites, who were mostly poor in the South back then, those days were far from great. How could people truly imagine a brighter future when their minds and wallets were in shackles? It was a real challenge. And yet there were people of that era who thought and acted differently! I truly respect those who not only saw some light, but had the audacity to help us all walk down a new path. Each day, let's reflect on where we came from, and the good fortune to be living in 2015. At the same time, however, imagine a better place and do your part to bring it about. Don't think we're not also shackled in some form!