Published 9:26 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Happy Belated birthday wishes to Barbara Johnson, June 12, Farmville.

Birthday wishes to J’dren Roberts, June 21, Drakes Branch; Autumn Ayers, June 22, Saxe; Stanley Davis, June 22, New Jersey; Barry Pugh, June 23, Memphis, Tennessee; Charlie ‘T Model’ Jones, June 23, Scuffletown; Virginia Lee, June 23, Drakes Branch; Charmeka Gilmore, June 24, Drakes Branch; Angie L. Shepperson, June 24, Short Pump; Jayden Gee, June 24, Charlotte courthouse; Shakema Cowans, June 24, New Carrollton, M.D.; Cubby Skeete, June 26, Netherlands; Willard Inge, June 26, Saxe; Shemena Jones, June 26, Keysville. With another year of your journey, shall come more challenges, opportunities and greater success. May God bless you all. Happy birthday.

Anniversary wishes to Robert and Ora Harris, June 25, 41, years, Randolph. They have a daughter and two grandsons. May God Bless your lives together with many more years. Happy anniversary.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you all are well soon, up and about, enjoying everything that life has to offer you. You are in our prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery.

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: Sometimes what you are looking for comes when you are not looking at all.


Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. The more we do, the more we can do. The more busy we are, the more leisure we have. It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy.

The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. Never be too busy for your family or friends. Take time also for your life, don’t tie everything up in your job. Live your life so you can feel happiness in your life and then you can enjoy your life and your job,

Your priority is your loved ones, everything else comes next in line. Don’t be too busy to enjoy your life, time is precious, make the most out of it.

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