We will be hard-pressed to hear a more inspiring story than that of Daphne resident Austin Luke.
When it comes to his “Portraits of Honor” project, Jeffrey Rease has only two big regrets: that he did not come up with the idea and get it started sooner when more veterans of World War II were still with us, and that he simply cannot physically get to every vet that he would like so he can photograph and archive their story.
Jerry Ellis has done a ton of walking. Not just for his health, either, but so he could take a good long look at his fellow human beings, the history they’ve made — good and bad — and, eventually, to share his experiences for the edification of readers everywhere.
We all have our dreams. Steve Skipper had some mighty big ones, starting when he was a youngster growing up in the Rosedale community near Birmingham. But everybody who mattered to him kept telling him his aspirations of becoming an artist were impossible.