Published 9:37 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Happy birthday wishes to Omar Roberts, Dec. 20, Drakes Branch; Jarla Brok, Dec. 21, Germany; Denise Brok, Dec. 22, Germany; Herman Brown, Dec. 24, Saxe; K’ishawn Spencer, Dec. 25, Drakes Branch, son of Tameka F. Spencer, grandson of Paul and Virginia Freeman of Saxe; Joseph Wilborn, Dec. 25, Saxe: Roland Gaines, Dec. 25, Charlotte Court House; Louis Peace, Jr., Charlotte Court House. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you a very happy birthday. May it be filled with love, blessings an.!

Anniversary wishes to Herman and Loriane Brown, Dec. 24, 30 years, Saxe. You both are so perfect for each other. I cannot imagine one without the other. The two of you complete each other. Happy Anniversary. God bless.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope all of you are well soon, up and about enjoying the holidays. 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 each of you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: people come and go in your life, but the right ones will always stay.


In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy, winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. One kind word can warm three winter months. People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. Winter is here, so stay warm and be comfortable.

To all of my readers I wish all of you a very merry Christmas.

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