Christmas Preparations in the Tennessee Valley

| 12/13/2013 9:34:00 AM

celebrating an Auburn win

Rosedale GardenChristmas is near; the weather has been that of January cold, not December. Soybeans, cotton and corn have been harvested and thoughts turned toward high school football play offs and the Iron Bowl. Auburn’s game with that other college in west central Alabama was on November 30. It got the name from when it was played in Birmingham. Now that it is a home and home game, it is still called the Iron Bowl. As the game got closer, the ribbing by the Bammer’s got more frequent since they had beaten us the last two years and were confident of a win again this year. 

Toomers Corner seedling complete rolling

Myself I was so confident of an Auburn win I bought an Auburn blue RAM in the new six cylinder motor a week before the game. I also trimmed up my seedling from the iconic Toomer’s Corner oaks poisoned after Auburn’s last championship getting it ready to roll. I purchased the seedling in 2006 knowing that it wasn’t supposed to grow this far north. It was a scholarship fundraiser by the Forestry Department, and I thought I was throwing money at a good cause. I threw it in a low spot and piled concrete blocks around it and filled in with soil. Well the tree didn’t know it wasn’t supposed to grow in NW Alabama and is now around 20 feet tall. Its parents couldn’t be saved and were cut down this year. After we won the game running back a missed field goal in the last remaining second, I invited some of my Auburn friends by the next day to help me roll my tree. We had a great time going through several rolls of toilet paper. The Hooligans weren’t too happy as it was past feeding time when everyone left. Now Auburn plays in the BSC championship game. If we win, I’ll need a toilet paper launcher as my shoulder is still sore from the last rolling.

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Deshler band

Mary Carton
12/15/2013 9:18:17 AM

Thanks Dave, I think they look forward to it. You should see Patches eyes light up when she saw the Santa hats. You have a Merry Christmas also.

12/14/2013 8:50:04 AM

Mary, I always look forward to your hooligan Christmas card making stories. They are an entertaining bunch. ***** Have a very Merry Christmas and I'll be looking forward to your picture making post.

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