Published 9:53 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Happy Birthday wishes to Nellie T. Garnett, Nov. 7, Drakes Branch; Malinda Rendle, Nov. 8, Charlotte Court House; Sula Burton, Nov. 10, Richmond; Mandy Wylir, Nov. 10, Saxe; Jaden Bunker, Nov. 10, Farmville; Nathan Stearnes, Nov. 11, Drakes Branch; Carole McCargo Whitehead, Nov. 11, Saxe; Beatrice Banks, Nov. 12, Drakes Branch; Thomas Brooks, III, Nov. 13, Hopewell; Emily George, Nov. 13, Keysville; Jehmal Y. Shepperson, Nov. 13, Richmond; Rev. James Price, Nov. 13, Scuffletown. I wish all of you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to George and Edith Simpson, Nov. 8, 60 years of marriage, Drakes Branch; Franklin and Estella Jennings, Nov. 12, 58 years, Drakes Branch and Hassan and Tiffany Davis, Nov. 12, 24 years, Randolph. 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 you all 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. Sympathy to the families of Mary Price Smith of Scuffletown and to the families of Ann Anderson of Saxe. You all have our deepest sympathy in your time of need. May God’s love comfort every heart and every home.

Thought for the week: No matter how badly people treat you, never drop down to their level. Just know you are better and walk away.


Trust, it takes years to build and seconds to destroy. Something that was so obvious in the end was just something overlooked in the beginning. When people hate on you, it’s because you’ve got something they want. They need to talk about you to get attention, because if they spoke about themselves no one would care.

Someone who hates you normally hates you for one or three reasons. They either see you as a threat, they hate themselves or they want to be you. Don’t worry about the haters, they are just angry because the truth you speak contradicts the lie they live.

Dear haters, I couldn’t help but notice that awesome ends with “me” and ugly starts with “u.” They hate us cause they ain’t us. Some people hate you because of the way other people love you.

Dear Haters, I am flattered that I’m always a trending topic in your life. Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools and accepted by idiots. Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you. Don’t think that just because you made it to the next level that the haters and naysayers disappear. Remember, new levels bring new devils.

I don’t give any reason for anyone to hate me. They create their own little drama out of jealousy. Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you. May your haters live a long life to see your success. As a preacher says, “if I step on your toes, then if the shoe fits, you wear it.”

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