Faith & Family Winter 2020 - Page 8

Surrounded by family , Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail places his hand on his family bible while taking the oath of office on Nov . 2 , 2020 .
Benjamin Bullard
Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail places his family bible on a podium after taking the oath of office .
Benjamin Bullard
written ‘ September 1946 ,’” she explains . “ My parents wrote the date in it when I was a month old . They gave it to both me and my brother [ Hubert ] — but I ’ ve always looked upon it as just mine !”
Until this year , Folsom ’ s mother Gracie ( née Grissom ) had been at her daughter ’ s side , holding the Bible for all three of Folsom ’ s previous oath-taking ceremonies . COVID-19 brought that tradition to an end this year , as Gracie — now 104 years old — stayed away from the in-person ceremony , while still enjoying photos taken at the event .
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