Recognizing Mrs. Barbara Boozerby Representative K. Michael Conaway
Posted on 2014-01-16
in the house of representatives
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mr. CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the inspiring
life and contributions of Mrs. Barbara Boozer to her hometown of
Granbury, Texas. She is being honored by her friends, family, and the
people of Granbury for her 40 years of tireless and selfless service to
Mrs. Boozer and her family have been pillars of the community for many years. She comes from the Carmichael and Cash families of Granbury who were some of the first to settle in the area in mid-1800s. It was an era when folks leaned on each other to make it through hard times. The origins of her giving and charitable character are easy to find when you glance back to her pioneer roots.
While we are many years removed from the hard life and ways of those pioneers, we all, including my colleagues in this House, has experienced hard times. At one point or another, we have all sought and relied on the kindness of family and friends, and Mrs. Boozer has continually been that person in Granbury. The fruits of her life-long commitment can be seen by the smiles on the faces of all the people gathered around her to celebrate.
We are blessed to live in a country with individuals like Mrs. Boozer. Her actions embody our nation's greatest ideals. She proceeds without hesitation to help those around her while asking nothing in return. With her lifetime of service and sacrifice she has proven to be an invaluable treasure to those around her.
As she gathers with family and friends who honor her dedication to Granbury, may they be blessed by her wisdom and learn from her experiences. I congratulate Mrs. Boozer on living a life so worthy of our praise and admiration. I am honored to call her a constituent and share her story with you all today.