Saxe and Drakes Branch News

Published 11:42 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Birthday wishes to Linda Fallen Caporale, Nov. 23, Florida; Taylor Cisco, Nov. 24, Saxe; Ray Tharpe, Nov. 24, Madisonville; Rashid Williams, Nov. 25, Charlotte Court House; Anthony Wilborn, Nov. 26, South Boston; Jerylen Reid, Nov. 26, Charlotte Court House; Kashawn Powell, Nov. 27, Scottsburg; Mary C. Haskins, Nov. 28, Drakes Branch; Valerie Morton Hayes, Nov. 28, Stone Mountain, Ga.; Racheal Fields, Nov. 28, Richmond; Jehkya K. Shepperson, Nov. 29, Richmond; and Nikira Gilmore, Nov. 29, Cary, N.C. Happy Birthday! I wish you all many more.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Get well soon. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday and be safe.

Thought for the week: Confidence doesn’t come when you have all the answers, but it comes when you are ready to face all the questions.


Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now. God has two dwellings, one in heaven and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

Thanksgiving is the time for family to get together and give thanks for each and everyone in your life. We all have something and some one to be thankful for.

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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. Her email address is