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Holdens Wind Down Term in Office

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While Mo. Gov. Bob Holden holds the flashlight, First Lady Lori Hauser Holden carves her initials into the rafters in the attic of the Governers Mansion Sunday night. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

By KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Bob Holden and First Lady Lori Hauser Holden pakced up their belongings this weekend, as they prepare to leave the Governor's Mansion.

Matt Blunt will be sworn in today (Monday) as Missouri's new Governor.

One of the last things the Holdens did, per tradition, was to carve their initials into the rafters in the attic of the Governers Mansion in Jefferson City. It is a long standing tradition that the outgoing Governor and their family members put their initials in the wooden beams of the 133 year old home on the last night of their term.

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