toomer’s corner Archive

Why Rolling Toomer’s Corner is Special

​As an Auburn alumnus, employee, and now parent, this is a beautiful sight. Most people look at this with disgust seeing a mess or even vandalism. Because I love Auburn, this is a beautiful sight. I don’t see defacing of property. I see victory. I don’t see violence or harm. I see celebration as Auburn …

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{Like a} Funeral for a Friend

I woke up Tuesday morning feeling sick to my stomach. Feeling as if I was missing the funeral for my best friend. That yearning in my heart that told me, “Let me see them one more time.” It’s terrible, gut-wrenching. Knots form as I try not to ponder the thought that the Toomer’s Oaks will …

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The last rolling of these trees

Although, we didn’t go to the rolling of Toomer’s Corner after A-day, I raced over there Sunday night just as the clean up crews got there to start cleaning up. Here’s a few shots: I’ve written a bit about the trees already. I’m not sure any of my words have or could ever truly convey …

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Saying goodbye…

These trees have stood the test of time. Over a hundred years ago no one knew how beloved these trees would be. How they would be the center of countless celebrations after Auburn University victories. How they would be the focal point of a tradition that is a favorite among Auburn students, fans, and alums. …

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Last weekend

I’ve been so busy with other things that I haven’t been able to post pictures from the party at Toomer’s Corner after the win against Florida. Such a SWEET win and a great birthday present, too! Read here about the tradition of Rolling Toomer’s Corner

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