Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:19 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Happy birthday wishes to Calab Skeete, Aug. 2, Arizona; Shirley Jones, Aug. 3, Randolph; Elileen Brewer, Aug. 3, Saxe; Kavonta Faulkner, Aug. 4, Charlotte Court House; Annabelle Marie Moore, Aug. 5, Randolph; Cindy Mitchell, Aug. 6, Charlotte Court House; Cynthia Faulkner, Aug. 6, Charlotte Court House; Kim Daniel, Aug. 7, Mt. Laurel; Les Harvey, Aug. 8, Atlanta; Paul N. Gee, Aug. 8, Charlotte Court House; Twins Ira Foster ‘Butch,’ Aug. 8, Clover and Irene Lacks, Aug. 8, Clover. I hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with fun and joy. Happy birthday!

Get-well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. When I think of all of you not feeling well, the word strong immediately comes to mind. Use that strength to get well soon. You are all in our prayers.

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to all of you in your time of need. You don’t get over it — you get through it. You don’t get over can’t, get around it. Every day grief puts on a new face. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: If you can not run from weakness, you must sometimes fight. Perish it out, or if that be so, why not now and where you stand.


Everyone has a job to do. Some people don’t know how to do their job, because they are so busy trying to do their job and someone else’s. Stay in your right place. Do what you are asked to do and nothing more.

People don’t look at you as being smart, but intruding in on someone else’s job. Do the job you are asked to do. People will like you more. Everyone’s job is important too.

News is due by 5 p.m. Friday. Any news received after this time will not be included in this column. News can be submitted by calling Virginia Freeman at (434) 568-0596.

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