Published 10:47 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Milton Dailey, Dec. 10, Randolph; Douglas Wilmouth, Dec. 10, Cullen; Rev. Tyrone Brown, Dec. 10, Saxe. Birthday wishes to Sally Kohut, Dec. 13, Keysville; Twins Alexis and Jessica Chappell, Dec. 14, Scottsburg, granddaughters of Huge Adama of Randolph; Jeremiah Moore, Dec. 16, Randolph; Lander S. Freeman, Dec. 16, Richmond; Thomas E. Thompson, Dec. 16, Drakes Branch; Celar Brok, Dec. 16, Germany; Doris Duffey, Dec. 16; Twins Dakota and Kody Kaywood, Dec.16, Drakes Branch; Camil Parker, Dec.17, Baltimore MD, granddaughter of Virginia Lee of Drakes Branch; Dorothy Stearnes, Dec.17, Drakes Branch; Virginia G. Dailey, Dec. 18, Randolph. I hope lovely surprises are coming your way to make your birthday a wonderful day. 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 for a quick 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. Sympathy to the family of Roy Ferrell of Randolph. All of you have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: Choose your thoughts carefully. Keep what brings you peace and let go of what doesn’t. Happiness is only one thought away.


We only part to meet again. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance. Having to say goodbye sometimes can seem so hard. I don’t like saying goodbye to friends and family I say, see you.

Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. Don’t you hate to say goodbye to someone you want to spend every minute with? Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are at the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.

The only time goodbye is painful is when you know you’ll never say hello again. Good friends never say goodbye. They simply say see you soon. Goodbye is the hardest thing to say to someone who means the world to you, especially when goodbye isn’t what you want.

Never say goodbye. Goodbye is so final. Instead, try to say see you, see you soon, see you around, see you again, see you when I see you, see you then, see you until next time, see you in a bit, see you later, see you next time, see you my friend. To all of my readers, see you next week through my news.

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