By:  Turner                                      S.R. No. 413
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, Birthdays are occasions to be joyously celebrated
    1-3  with family and friends, and so it was for Alpha Teague Slawson of
    1-4  Georgetown, Texas, on February 21, 1993, when she was the guest of
    1-5  honor on her special day; and
    1-6        WHEREAS, Well known for her charm, genuineness, and
    1-7  generosity of spirit, Mrs. Slawson is a beloved resident of Wesleyan
    1-8  Nursing Home where she has lived for four years; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, The daughter of Andrew and Martha Teague of
   1-10  Florence, Texas, Alpha was born on February 23, 1889, and grew up
   1-11  on a farm northwest of Georgetown with her seven siblings; after her
   1-12  marriage in 1906 to Moses Lewallen, she helped her husband with farm
   1-13  work and raised a family of seven children; and
   1-14        WHEREAS, Following the death of her husband, Moses, Alpha
   1-15  married Joe Slawson in 1942 and the couple lived happily in Austin
   1-16  for 20 years; upon his death, Alpha returned to Georgetown and lived
   1-17  alone in her own home until she was 100; and
   1-18        WHEREAS, The talented and loving individual made many
   1-19  beautiful quilts and quilt tops until a few years ago; the beautiful
   1-20  quilts are cherished by her family and friends; and
   1-21        WHEREAS, Her zest for living and lively curiosity in all
   1-22  around her are undiminished; and
   1-23        WHEREAS, One of her chief pleasures is reminiscing about
    2-1  days gone by with her large family; she has three living children,
    2-2  17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 13
    2-3  great-great-grandchildren; and
    2-4        WHEREAS, A devout Christian lady, Alpha is the oldest
    2-5  living member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Florence; and
    2-6        WHEREAS, This remarkable woman is truly deserving of the
    2-7  long and happy life with which she has been blessed; now, therefore,
    2-8  be it
    2-9        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-10  73rd Legislature, hereby declare Mrs. Alpha Teague Slawson a
   2-11  treasured citizen of her town and state, wishing her continued
   2-12  health and happiness; and, be it further
   2-13        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
   2-14  this distinguished lady as an expression of the admiration and
   2-15  esteem of the Texas Senate.
   2-16                                 _____________________________________
   2-17                                        President of the Senate
   2-18                                      I hereby certify that the
   2-19                                 above Resolution was adopted by
   2-20                                 the Senate on March 15, 1993.
   2-21                                 _____________________________________
   2-22                                        Secretary of the Senate
   2-23                                 _____________________________________
   2-24                                         Member, Texas Senate