Snake handling is a serious practice by a small number of mostly Appalachian Christians. I write this hub to bring some interesting and helpful facts about these groups. I believe they are sincere, but they are sincerely misguided.
A marvelously ornate chased and engraved gold handle makes this ebony cane a truly luxurious gift. Scrolls and foliate details are executed with the utmost skill, surrounding the inscription that reads <em>"Hon. James T. Wyman / from many friends / January 17th, 1900"</em>.