This past week was the end of an era in Auburn, and last weekend was the final celebration featuring the beloved and historical Toomers Oaks. In Auburn, whenever there is a win, people would always go to Toomers Corner and roll the trees, and this has been a tradition for many, many years! A few years ago, a crazy Alabama fan poisoned the trees, and it was finally decided that the trees were dying. Last Saturday was the A Day Game and they had a big block party with a "final rolling." I so wish we could have been there! But it probably would have been a little much for our crazy kids - it appeared to be a great time though! And while the tree is no longer there, I do think the Auburn spirit is stronger...and I am sure people will find something to throw some toilet paper on :)
Brad and I went to roll Toomers Corner when I was still in school down there!
Even though we couldn't be at the final rolling in person, the kids sported their Auburn colors and I put the AU flag out!
Love this picture :)
He was so happy! I think it is because he loves navy and orange together :)
And these are some pictures I found of the block party...look at all those people!!!
I love seeing all that toilet paper :)
And a scene the evening after...I read somewhere that in some spots, the toilet paper was 2-3 feet deep and actually clogged the street cleaner!
And then early this past week, they cut the tree down. Gosh - I know I had heard that tree had been there since the 1800's...I wonder what the exact age of the tree is!