Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”

Booker T. Washington

If you arrive there at that perfect time, when the new summer sun is just about ready to set down for the night, you might find the rabbit hole that leads back a hundred years.

Up through the reeds and along the rocky coast, you will be greeted by the old lady who remembers well the ghosts who walked these paths. If you are quiet, you can almost hear them talking about the future, about education, about equality. The grass is sprinkled with dreams of a better life. Open doors no matter color, race, or creed.

A hundred years ago reaching forward on Cousins Lane, on the bluffs of the Long Island Sound.