Published 9:30 am Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to Paul Gee, Aug. 8, Charlotte Court House; Les Harvey, Aug.8, Atlanta, Georgia; Ira Foster ‘Butch’, Aug. 8, Clover; Irene Lacks, Aug.8, Clover; Twins’ Jaliyah Boyd, Aug.8, Randolph; Jaylen Pugh, Aug.9, Augusta, Georgia; Susan Skipper Boyd, Aug.9, Saxe; Luther Guill Jr., Aug.10, Randolph; Cheryl Hicks, Aug.13, Charlotte Court House; Sharon Jenkins, Aug.14, Charlotte Court House; Jesse B. Ayers, Aug.14, Drakes Branch. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Joseph and Joanne Wilborn, Aug. 12, 40, years, Saxe. They have a son, daughter and five grandchildren; Rodney and Tanya Currin, Aug.13, 23 years, Saxe, they have a son; David and Jimesha Walker, Aug.14, three years, Blackstone. Happy belated anniversary to Paul and Marie Walton, Aug. 1, 15, years, Drakes Branch. I wish all of you many more happy years together with Gods blessings.

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 and thoughts 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 all of you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: Any act of kindness is never wasted. God knows your heart and sees it all. Some people may not accept your kindness, but give it anyway.


Sometimes letting go of person isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to let go of your memories with them too if they were bad. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone and take care of your words when you are with people.

Life is short, don’t waste it being angry or sad. Be happy and enjoy the time you spend with your love ones. Be careful who you open up to. Only a few people actually care. The rest just want to have something to gossip about.

God has perfect timing, never early and never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith, but it’s worth the wait. Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone who lies to you. I am in charge of how I feel and today I’m choosing happiness.

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