The picture is of me and Santa from a race 2 or 3 years ago. Santa (aka) Judge Ken Nix died this week. This posting is a tribute to Judge Nix and a remembrance for his family. I covered him in the courtroom. I read about his exploits as a senior softball player. I watched him as Santa. It was a face born to be Santa. His face was kindly, generous and a resonator for his booming Ho! Ho! Hos!. At 73, he was a youngster in spirit when he lost a 6-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Cobb county and the city of Smyrna have named a stretch of a 4-lane road after him. It’s near my home. Every time I drive by, I think of Ken Nix…how his spirit still lives among us much like Santa’s!
Born to be Santa!