Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 9:54 am Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Birthday wishes to Damian Dixon, Nov. 1, Clover; Shirley A. Jones, Nov. 2, Washington, D.C.; Brian “Jun” Coles, Nov. 2, Clover; Russell Foster, Sr., Nov. 2, Randolph; Tajir Cook, Nov. 2, Lawrenceville; Tanisha Pugh, Nov. 4, Atlanta; Carlton Vaughan, Nov. 5, Cullen; Rochelle Smith, Nov. 5, Saxe; Tiffany Davis, Nov. 6, Randolph; Nellie T. Garnett, Nov. 7, Drakes Branch. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope all of you are well soon, up and about. You are 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. May God comfort every heart and every home. You have our deepest sympathy.

The Singing Stars Gospel Singers Anniversary on Sunday was a success due to all of the choirs and groups that came out. We appreciate you and may God forever bless you.

Thought for the week: For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.


Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. I believe that things should be let go once they are discussed. Apology accepted, end of story. More people should apologize and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.

I’ve made apologies to people I needed to, but I can’t apologize to people I don’t know for things they don’t understand. An apology might help, but can change your life without one. Don’t apologize if you don’t mean it. You are wasting someone’s time and your breath.

Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth. In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at a time when you beg forgiveness. An apology is the super glue of life, it can repair just about anything.

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