Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy birthday wishes to Latoya Brogdon, June 14, Greenboro North Carolina; Garland Clark, June 15, Keysville; Belinda Gee, June 16, Darlington Heights; Willie E. Tucker, June 16, South Boston; James Jones, June 16, Drakes Branch; Nadya Pettus, June 17, Nasheim Pettus, June 17, twins, Red Oak; Mable S. Walton, June 18, Drakes Branch; Steven Toombs, June 18, Randolph; Chantell Pulliam, June 18, Fort Mitchell. It’s the simplest things that make your life count, like a simple
wish. Happy birthday!

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. Best wishes. I hope that you’re in the swing of things very soon.

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. May the blessings of love be upon you. May its peace abide with you. May its essence illuminate your heart now and forever more.

Congratulations to James and Michelle White, June 13, 14 years, Randolph. They have two children. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Evans on their marriage on June 2, 2017, Drakes Branch. May God bless you with many more happy years together. Happy anniversary!

Congratulations to Sophia Jones and Richard Deloatch, of Saxe, on their upcoming wedding on June 17. May your wedding day be joyous with shared love and devotion. May God bless your marriage and your lives together with many more years to come. Congratulations!

Thought for the week: The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.


Everything starts as somebody’s daydream. Visions without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. To daydream your mind can have so much running through it, and with so many things to do, you sometimes find yourself daydreaming.

Someone may call your name and you don’t hear them, you are daydreaming. You don’t only dream at night, you dream in the day; that’s why it’s called daydreaming.

Your mind sometimes wonders in thoughts, thinking of things you want to do and need to do. There is nothing wrong with daydreaming. I do it too. Dream all you want. It doesn’t cost you anything.

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