Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:14 am Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy belated birthday wishes are sent to Mrs. Brenda Seamster, March 11, Saxe, from your husband, Wayne Seamster.

Birthday wishes are sent to Sharon Johnson, March 16, Keysville; Janice Johnson, Bronx, New York; Howard Johnson, March 16, Charlotte Court House; Alice Allen, March 17, Keysville; Iris Walker, March 18, Charlotte Court House; Clifton Newcomb, March 18, Chase City; Maryann Rosso, March 18, Cullen; Schquita Young, March 18, Charlotte Court House; Kaley Moon, March 19, Saxe; Ama Gee, March 19, Orange, New Jersey; Gary Foster, March 19, Chase City; Charles Pulliam Jr., March 19, Fort Mitchell; Caleb Trent, March 19, Farmville; and T’amiyah Houchens, March 19, Chase City. I hope all of you have a great birthday because it is a good reason to celebrate.

Get well wishes to all of you; I hope you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers.

Anniversary wishes are sent to Mae and Vernard Townsend, March 18, Rice, 39 years. They have two children and six grandchildren. I wish you many more happy years together with God’s Blessings.

Thought for the week: Who is the one person in the world you have the power over? It’s your future self. You hold that life in your hands and what it will be depends on how you care for it.


Advice is seldom welcome, and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer, but wish we didn’t.

When your mother asks if you want a piece of advice, it is a mere formality.

It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no — you are going to get it anyway.

My advice is to take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family.

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