Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 8:46 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy belated birthday wishes to Madeline Holt, Feb. 29, age 80, Brookneal. Happy birthday from Shirley, Dwayne and the kids.

Birthday wishes to Alexis Wilmouth, March 2, Drakes Branch; Mattie Currin, March 3, Saxe; Rosa Marie Taylor, March 3, Penn.; Geneva Smith Younger, March 3, Roanoke; Robert Faulkner, March 3, Charlotte Court House; Taylor Mosley, March 4, Scottsburg; Donna Bunn, March 4, Mt. Laurel; Peggy Inge, March 4, Saxe; Alex Gee, March 4, Charlotte Court House, grandson of Paul and Phyllis Gee, Charlotte Court House; Devin Foster, March 7, Pamplin; Franklyn Jennings, March 7, Drakes Branch; Rave Traylor, March 8; Robert O’Neill, March 8, Saxe; Wilson Jennings, March 8, Crewe.

I wish you health, love, wealth, happiness and just everything your heart desires. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Junior and Julia Mosley, March 2. Happy anniversary! May your marriage be blessed with love, joy and companionship for all the years of your lives. God bless you both.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you are up soon and can enjoy the warm sunshine. You are in our prayers.

Thought of the week: The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of a daily life.


Loving is not just looking at each other. It is looking in the same direction.

Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred. Love surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be. Love means not ever having to say you are sorry. Love makes your soul crawl from its hiding place. Love isn’t something you find, it is something that finds you. Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. Love is what you have been through with someone.

Love is the flower you have got to let grow. Love is life and if you miss love, you miss life. Love is always bestowed as a gift — freely, willingly and without expectation. Love is all we have and the only way that we can help each other.

News is due by 1 p.m. on Saturday. News can be submitted by calling Virginia Freeman at (434) 568-0596.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at