Published 9:17 am Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to Donald Freeman, Aug. 22, Keysville; Fay Wilmouth, Aug. 23, Cullen; Shawleace Hill, Aug. 24, Saxe; Tracey Gregory, Aug. 24, Drakes Branch; Margaret Polland, Aug. 25, ScuffleTown; Anisha Marable, Aug. 26, Charlotte Court House; Chris Hamlette, Aug. 27, Madison Heights; Trevor Johnson, Aug. 28, Keysville; Debra Emerson, Aug. 28, Drakes Branch. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Luther and Linda Guill, Aug. 22, Randolph, 48 years; Regie and Sharon Johnson, Aug. 22, Keysville, 21 years. They have a son and daughter. I wish each of you many more happy years together with God’s blessing.

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

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a love one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to all of you in your time of need. Sympathy to the families of Richard Forest of Meherrin. All of you have our deepest sympathy.

Thought for the week: Weak people will always think of revenge. Let them do what they want to. Strong people do forgive in life. it’s their choice to, but intelligent people will ignore in life because that is their way to do, so choose from above who are you.


Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing. Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.

Character is the sum and total of a person’s choices. Show class, have pride and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.

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