Published 9:27 am Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy birthday wishes to Kristine Edmonds, Feb.7, Drakes Branch; Lisa Nichols, Feb.7,Charlotte Court House; Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Freeman, Feb. 7, Whiting N.J.; Jaleb Boyd, Feb.7, Drakes Branch; Milan N. Shepperson, Feb.8, Chesterfield; Micheal Fields, Feb.9, Richmond; Barbara Gee, Feb.9, Charlotte Court House; Cameron Joseph Fields, Feb.10, Richmond; Bernard Freeman, Feb.12, Randolph; Terrill Pugh, Feb.12, Charlotte Court House; Rodney Mosley, Feb.13, Scottsburg; Rosa Friend, Feb. 13, Drakes Branch; Sheron Garris, Feb. 13, Richmond. With a new year of your journey shall come more challenges, opportunities and greater success. May God bless you. 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. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: It doesn’t matter where you come from, what matters is who you choose to be.


Did you ever notice, whenever you need your keys the most that’s when they are the hardest to find? Don’t you wish people could be like money? Hold them up to the sun and see which ones are fake and who is real?

The world is full of nice people, if you can’t find one, be one. The greatest test of faith is when you don’t get what you want, but still you are able to say thank you lord. When people hurt you, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you, but in the end you end up polished and they end up useless.

People like to bring up your past when your present and future look better than theirs. It is during the worst times of your life that you willl get to see the true colors of the people who say they care for you.

There are four important words in life; love, honesty, truth and respect. Without these in your life, you have nothing. I may not have everything I want in life, but I’ m blessed enough to have all that I need. For that, I’m grateful.

Three things you should never break are trust, promise and hearts. No family is perfect, we argue and we even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end family is family.

The love will always be there. Respect people’s feelings, even if it does not mean anything to you, it could mean everything to them.

Never forget to say I love you if you love someone because you’ll never know when it might be the last time. It’s amazing how one word from the right person can make you feel better in a second. Life is so amazing.

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