Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birthday wishes are sent to Jesse Bock, Sept. 1, Germany, great grandson of Rose White; Jeanette Carter, Sept. 1, Abilene; Jenny Davis, Sept. 2, Charlotte Court House; Ricky Lacks, Sept. 2, Drakes Branch; Michael Ingram, Sept. 2, Lunenburg; Deborah Skipper, Sept. 4, Saxe; Lester Currin, Sept. 4, Saxe; Larry Brogdon, Sept. 4, Richmond; Mary Davis, Sept. 5, Saxe; Rhonda Ingram, Sept. 6, Lunenburg; and Destani Richardson, Sept. 6.

I wish each of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Birthday winners for August are Rose White, of Charlotte Court House, and Ida Spencer, of Charlotte Court House. Gifts can be picked up at The Charlotte Gazette from Wednesday to Sept. 7.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you are up and well soon.

Anniversary wishes to Rhonda and Michael Ingram, Sept. 4, Lunenburg, one year. May God bless you with many more happy years together with God’s blessings.

Sympathy to all of the families who have lost a loved one recently. Our prayers and good wishes go out to you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the Week: A lot of problems would never be problems if we could learn to talk to each other instead of about each other.


It is not love that is blind, but jealousy. Don’t waste time on jealousy.

Sometimes you are ahead, sometimes you are behind. As an iron is eaten away by rust, so are the envious consumed by their own passions, anger and resentment. Jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others, it only changes yours. You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have. So, don’t be jealous of others. You don’t know how hard it was for them to get what they wanted. When it is your time, you will have your wants.

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