Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 5216Primary Sponsor: BaxleyType of Legislation: HRSubject: Mrs. Merle Davis BaxleyDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940517Computer Document Number: CYY/16269AC.94Introduced Date: 19940517Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940517Last History Type: Introduced, adoptedScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Baxley H. Brown M.O. Alexander T.C. Alexander Allison Anderson Askins G. Bailey J. Bailey Baker Barber Beatty Boan Breeland G. Brown J. Brown Byrd Canty Carnell Cato Chamblee Clyborne Cobb-Hunter Cooper Corning Cromer Davenport Delleney Elliott Fair Farr Felder Fulmer Gamble Gonzales Govan Graham Hallman Harrell Harrelson J. Harris P. Harris Harrison Harvin Harwell Haskins Hines Hodges Holt Houck Huff Hutson Inabinett Jaskwhich Jennings Keegan Kelley Kennedy Keyserling Kinon Kirsh Klauber Koon Lanford Law Littlejohn Marchbanks Martin Mattos McAbee McCraw McElveen McKay McLeod McMahand McTeer Meacham Moody-Lawrence Neal Neilson Phillips Quinn Rhoad Richardson Riser Robinson Rogers Rudnick Scott Sharpe Sheheen Shissias Simrill D. Smith R. Smith Snow Spearman Stille Stoddard Stone Stuart Sturkie Thomas Townsend Trotter Tucker Vaughn Waites Waldrop Walker Wells Whipper White D. Wilder J. Wilder Wilkes Wilkins Williams Witherspoon Wofford Worley Wright A. Young R. YoungType of Legislation: House Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 5216 House 19940517 Introduced, adoptedView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXPRESS IMMENSE GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION TO MRS. MERLE DAVIS BAXLEY, CELEBRATED CONFECTIONER OF HARTSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, FOR HER KINDNESS, GENEROSITY, AND DELICIOUS HOME BAKED COOKIES.
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives weekly receives a treat unmatched in generosity and tender loving care from a dear friend in the great Pee Dee; and
WHEREAS, as a result of this weekly treat, it is interesting to note how the advice and counsel of a certain Pee Dee representative is widely and frequently sought, especially when the cookies have freshly arrived; and
WHEREAS, this weekly ritual has become a time-honored tradition in the hallowed halls of the House of Representatives, a tradition anticipated and treasured by all; and
WHEREAS, this selfless endeavor is a labor of love, a display of devotion, and a true testimonial to the great honor and merit of the traditional values of the hearth and home; and
WHEREAS, these cookies have united Republican and Democrat, brought peace between friend and foe, and even on occasion brought reason to our colleagues in the Senate; and
WHEREAS, to paraphrase a maxim as espoused in the words of that great statesman, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, "Nothin's as lovin' as something from the oven" of Merle Baxley; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Baxley's treats are an amazing array of home baked, mouthwatering delectables that put Famous Amos, Betty Crocker, Molly McButter, and other national gourmets to shame; and
WHEREAS, these batches of cookies, which arrive at the State House each Tuesday as the House is called to order, bring great pleasure and happiness to the House membership, the staff, the Governor, the Senate, and everyone else fortunate enough to arrive in time to partake; and
WHEREAS, it is therefore fitting and proper for the House of Representatives to express its immense gratitude and appreciation to our beloved cookie benefactress, Mrs. Merle Davis Baxley, celebrated cookie baker and beloved mother of our own, the Honorable John Michael Baxley. Now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives:
That the House of Representatives, by this resolution, hereby expresses its immense gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. Merle Davis Baxley, celebrated confectioner of Hartsville, South Carolina, for her kindness, generosity, and delicious home baked cookies.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Merle Davis Baxley.