By:  Nieto                                             H.R. No. 437
       73R6917 WMS-D
                                  R E S O L U T I O N
    1-1        WHEREAS, Twin sisters Isabel Louise Brucks Mumme and Nellie
    1-2  Louise Brucks Mumme will celebrate their 98th birthday on May 31,
    1-3  1993; and
    1-4        WHEREAS, The grandchildren of County Judge Bernhard and Marie
    1-5  Antoinette Gerdes Brucks, Isabel and Nellie were born in Quihi
    1-6  community to John George and Barbara Breiten Brucks and were the
    1-7  oldest of seven children in the close-knit Brucks family; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, After the family moved to Verdina settlement, a
    1-9  community north of Hondo, Isabel and Nellie devoted their youthful
   1-10  energies to assisting with household chores, caring for their
   1-11  younger siblings, and attending school; and
   1-12        WHEREAS, In 1912 Isabel pledged herself in marriage to Alvin
   1-13  Mumme, and the following year Nellie wed Alvin's brother, Robert;
   1-14  the sisters shared a lifetime of love and devotion with their
   1-15  respective spouses; and
   1-16        WHEREAS, Now both widowed, these lovely ladies continue to
   1-17  bring joy to the lives of their children, grandchildren,
   1-18  great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and between
   1-19  them the twins have 74 direct descendants; and
   1-20        WHEREAS, Indicative of the depth of their mutual devotion,
   1-21  Isabel and Nellie have never lived more than five miles apart from
   1-22  each other, and each twin continues to draw strength and comfort
   1-23  from the presence of the other; and
   1-24        WHEREAS, Still very active, these inspirational individuals
    2-1  tend to their own personal needs, cooking, and laundry; Isabel
    2-2  patiently lavishes care on her garden, and, in spite of failing
    2-3  eyesight, Nellie still produces lovely quilts; and
    2-4        WHEREAS, Isabel Louise Brucks Mumme and Nellie Louise Brucks
    2-5  Mumme are remarkable not only for their amazing longevity, but for
    2-6  the love and happiness they have brought to all those who have
    2-7  shared their lives, and it is indeed appropriate that they be given
    2-8  special legislative recognition; now, therefore, be it
    2-9        RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 73rd Texas
   2-10  Legislature hereby congratulate Isabel Louise Brucks Mumme and
   2-11  Nellie Louise Brucks Mumme on the occasion of their 98th birthday
   2-12  and extend to them best wishes for continued happiness; and, be it
   2-13  further
   2-14        RESOLVED, That official copies of this resolution be prepared
   2-15  for Isabel Louise Brucks Mumme and Nellie Louise Brucks Mumme as an
   2-16  expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.