83R4931 LUC-D
  By: Anderson H.R. No. 190
         WHEREAS, A 60th wedding anniversary marks a lifetime of
  mutual devotion and shared experiences, and Mac and Virginia Bates
  of Waco celebrated this joyous milestone in their marriage on
  December 28, 2012; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Bates were joined in matrimony in 1952
  at a ceremony held at Central United Methodist Church in Dalhart;
  through the years, they have been blessed with a treasured family
  that includes a daughter, Ginny Bates Brown, and her husband,
  Kenny, two granddaughters, Shani Brown Atkinson and Holly Brown,
  and a great-grandson, Wes Jack Atkinson; and
         WHEREAS, Respected members of their community, Mr. Bates was
  an insurance agent and owned The Mac Bates Agency in Dalhart until
  his retirement, and Mrs. Bates worked in her husband's office; in
  addition to meeting their career and family responsibilities, they
  have been valued members of First Presbyterian Church of Waco; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Bates have enjoyed six decades of
  abiding love and affection for each other, and they are among an
  exceptional group of men and women who can claim such a lasting
  commitment; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Mac and Virginia Bates on their
  60th wedding anniversary and extend to them sincere best wishes for
  continued happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. and Mrs. Bates as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.