Also looking further at your model,I suggest you make some other
if you have the columns "created_at" and "updated_at" then Rails will
automitically update them with the relevant datetime (or created_on/
updated_on for date columns). So I suggest you change your
modified_date and created_on column names.
Rails is a world where following convention gets you great
productivity gains, and not following convention can cause pain and
anguish - as I am learning very fast.