On this day I begin my diary entries.

One hundred and seventeen years after the death of Thomas S. Neely, the world has changed. Mr. Neely, more than likely, could not have imagined the changes surrounding his beloved homestead. We can only imagine these changes would not all be welcomed with open arms by Mr. Neely. 

However, as man has always dreamed that some things may never change, some have not. In his home at 617 E. Adams St Muncie, Indiana, people still love each other. An industrious spirit inspires us to create something great for our community. Fruit trees in the orchard again are loaded with cherries, peaches and plums. A buggy awaits a rider.

It is 70 degrees and the air is full of hope.