• Mr. Speaker, this week will not just be a typical Thursday. For 100 years ago this day Mrs. Sadie Strawn was born.
  • Born and raised in Byhalia, Mississippi, Mrs. Strawn has appreciated the beauty of God's country from day one. She attributes her health to the good food of the South and The good Lord who provides it, never taking for granted all that she has been given.
  • After high school, Mrs. Strawn left the comfort of her family and moved to Memphis in pursuit of a nursing degree.
  • This was not her first courageous move, as she is known to have been a bit of a daredevil throughout her early years--riding cows, jumping out of haylofts, and swimming down rivers.
  • It was in college that she met her husband, Malcolm Strawn, and decided to devote her life to raising a loving family.
  • Nashville was lucky to have the Strawns for 45 years, after which Mr. and Mrs. Strawn packed up and moved to Houston in order to be closer to their grandchildren.
  • Upon arrival, Mrs. Strawn became immediately involved in the Republican Party as a delegate at the Texas State Convention. She was the oldest person to vote in this year's Midterm Elections!
  • Mrs. Strawn is the proud mother of Jim, Bill, and Dave Strawn. She has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all of whom hope to be just like her when they grow up.
  • According to her sons, her barbecue meatballs are world famous. She would feed them to anyone that asked to be fed after church on Sundays, and still found time to be active in her boy's scouting.
  • After 100 years, Mrs. Strawn's is still as active as ever. She walks nearly a mile every day without any assistance. She is an active member of her Church at Paradise Springs Independent Living and plans to be for years to come.
  • The Strawn boys are continuously thankful for the values that their mother instilled in them: responsibility, commitment, and faithfulness.
  • At 100 years old, Sadie Strawn still has spunk.
  • And that's just the way it is.