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“ It ’ s a sentimental piece of family history , and it ’ s been a nice tradition to have my mother , and my Bible , by my side at all my swearing-in ceremonies through the years .”
JENNY FOLSOM , CULLMAN CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT
“ This was was the first time that she had not held the Bible for me ,” said Folsom . “ We just felt that it was best to keep attendance limited at this year ’ s ceremony , because of the pandemic … but I did show her the pictures .”
Though Folsom regards the Bible she uses for her swearing-in ceremonies as her personal Bible , it ’ s not the only heirloom book she relies on to mark her family ’ s history . “ I have an Bible even older than this
one ,” she says . “ But that one is more of a family-type Bible ; the one with all the recordings of births , deaths , marriages , and significant events like that .
“ I ’ ve always just used ‘ my ’ Bible to take my oath of office because I ’ ve always looked upon it as mine . It ’ s a sentimental piece of family history , and it ’ s been a nice tradition to have my mother , and my Bible , by my side at all my swearing-in ceremonies through the years .”
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