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SAXE AND DRAKES BRANCH NEWS

Happy Birthday wishes to Appolonia Wilborn, Nov. 22, South Boston; Linda Fallen Caporale, Nov. 23, Florida; Jerylen Reid, Nov. 23, Charlotte Court House; Bettye White, Nov. 24, Baltimore, Maryland; Debbie Pugh, Nov. 24, South Carolina; Taylor Cisco, Nov. 24, Saxe; Ray Tharpe, Nov. 24, Madisonville; Rashid Williams, Nov. 25, Charlotte Court House; Kirk Gee, Nov. 26, Charlotte Court House; Anthony Wilborn, Nov. 26, South Boston; Kashawn Powell, Nov. 27, Scottsburg. On your Birthday lots of people are thinking of you. I just wanted to let you know that I am one of them. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes to Francis and Garland Clark, Nov. 23, 68 years of marriage, Keysville. I wish you many more happy years together with God’s blessings.

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

Sympathy to all of the families who lost a love one recently. Sympathy to the family of Sarah Virginia Baker of Brookneal. All of you have our deepest sympathy in your time of need.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers, friends and loved ones. I hope all of you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Thought for the week: When life gives you reasons to be negative, flip it and focus on every reason you should be positive.

THANKSGIVING DAY

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. Thanks for everything I have. Give thanks to the lord in all things. Thank You Lord for giving me life and giving me a chance to live with a purpose.

On Thanksgiving Day, we acknowledge our dependence, not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our thanksgiving. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make everyday a holiday and celebrate just living. Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.

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