Published 9:26 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to Frankie Hicks, Aug. 29, Charlotte Court House; Keith Spencer Jr., Aug. 30, Roanoke; Simone Harris, Aug. 30, Keysville; Jesse Brok, Sept. 1, Germany; Jeanette Carter, Sept. 1, Abilene; .A’shiyah Nelson, Sept. 1, Chase City; Ricky Lacks, Sept. 2, Drakes Branch; Michael Ingram, Sept. 2, Lunenburg; Susie Randle, Sept. 2, Washington, D.C.; Fannie Newcomb, Sept. 3, Charlotte Court House; Harvey Newcomb, Sept.3, Charlotte Court House; Deborah Skipper, Sept. 4, Saxe; Lester Currin, Sept. 4, Saxe; Larry Brogdon, Sept. 4, Richmond. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Rhonda and Michael Ingram, Lunenburg, Sept. 4, three years. I wish you many more happy years together with God’s blessings. Happy anniversary.

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope all of you are well soon, up and about, enjoying all that life has to offer. You are in our thoughts and prayers 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 each home in your time of need. Sympathy to the families of Daryl Bennett of Scuffletown. You all have our deepest sympathy in your time of need.

Thought for the week: You will never be good enough for everyone, but you will always be the best for someone who really cares.


If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how much you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit.

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won’t receive the good things God has in store. Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

Happy Labor Day to everyone. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday and be safe.

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