Today I reflect on my ancestors — two brothers who traveled to America from Ireland in 1729. They came here on a boat full of 32 indentured servants looking for opportunity and freedom in America. They landed in Philadelphia, PA then traveled on to Richmond, VA before they found their place of work in North Carolina. I am thankful that I was born here in America where, even today, our best days are ahead notwithstanding all of the doom and gloom you hear in the media. I hope everyone has a happy Friday enjoying time with friends and family. I know I will.