Published 9:30 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to John Gee, Sept. 12, Farmville; Hazel Brogdon, Sept. 12, Randolph; Nicholas Foster, Sept. 13, Cumming, Georgia; Tamica White, Sept. 13, Charlotte Court House; Lewis A. Carter, Sept. 13, Keysville; Twins Danny and Denny Walton, Sept. 14, Drakes Branch; Melvin Snead, Sept. 14, Richmond; Linda Foster, Sept.15, Saxe; Mildred Mosley, Sept. 16, Culpeper; Frances Clark, Sept. 16, Keysville; Joanne Claiborne, Sept. 17, Drakes Branch; Richard Brogdon, Sept. 17, Pataskalo, Ohio; Michelle Brogdon, Sept. 18, South Boston; Evelyn White, Sept.18, Hawkins, N.Y. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. 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 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: Do what makes you happy and let go of the stress.

Everyone be safe as they are calling for this storm. Please pray for all of us to be safe and that the storm will pass and go back into the sea.


I always channel my emotions into my work. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them to enjoy them and to dominate them. The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life. They’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change. The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is of the unknown.

If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions, cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.

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