Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:24 am Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Birthday wishes to Jerry Foster, July 19, Saxe; Patrick Morton, July 19, Richmond; Keianna Snead Green, July 22, Richmond; Diana Foster Edwards, July 23, Richmond; Josh Perkinson, July 24, Saxe; Estella Jennings, July 24, Drakes Branch; Tina Seymore, July 25, Drakes Branch. I hope each of you have many more birthdays to come. Enjoy your day. 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 and thoughts. We wish you a speedy recovery.

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

Thought for the week: Waiting and forgetting are painful, but not knowing whether to wait or forget is the worst kind of suffering.


A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. Failure is not only punishment for laziness, there is also the success of others.

Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable. To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world and the most intellectual.

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