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Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday's Favorites ~ Toomer's Corner

I am almost speechless...
almost.We have just heard the news that some #$*&! idiot has poisoned the magnificent oak trees in Auburn at Toomer's corner. The #$*&! idiot has been arrested and is looking at an orange jumpsuit for a long time.

Worse than burning down a building or even harming a mascot. These beautiful trees have grown in the heart of Auburn for 130 years.
Let's hope someone can come up with something and save them... or maybe bronze them for generations to come. They've been my favorite since I was a high school girl... with a roll of toilet paper in my hands
What is your favorite today?
Y'all join in~

Sandi

15 comments:

bj said...

OMYGOSH...I can't believe someone would do that to beautiful, olden trees. Terrible.

Opps. Mr. Linky's not up yet..will come back. :)))

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh how sad, Sandi! I hope they can be saved!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sandi,
I'm right there with you...soooo SAD:( I'm glad that they caught this guy...sounds like the max that he can get is 10 years...not enough if you ask me. I also did a post about our beautiful trees.

Blessings,
Linda

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What a horrible thing that is. I HOPE they throw away the key on him!

Sarah said...

Such a sad thing. Austin's Treaty Oak was poisoned in 1989. The city took great measures to save it, but it will never be the huge magnificent tree that it once was. Treaty Oak is over 500 years old. Hope they can save your tree.

Mari said...

That is so sad! Why would anyone do that?

Char said...

even i as am alabama fan am appalled at this. it is just horrible - i'm glad they caught him and i hope they prosecute to the fullest extend of the law. that is not representative of a fan i want representing us.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You have got to be kidding!! I just cannot understand why any kind of person would want to destroy anything, but beautiful old trees!! I hate that. I don't think wearing an orange jumspsuit is punishment enough!

Becky said...

Sandi, we've been following this story, too. It is just unbelievable to me that some one would do anything like that. And it wasn't some college kids getting drunk and being stupid. It's a 62 yo man, who seemed very proud of himself.

LuLu & Co. said...

i heard that on the news last night... sooo horrible, i hope that they will/can be saved. i've never understood acts of disgust.
happy friday,
xo,
LuLu

Linda said...

As a fellow Alabamian (Tuscaloosian--is that a word,btw,lol), we have been following this story too. Don't know what his gripe is, but whatever it is, he ought to get a few years.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I heard about this on the news and thought about you Auburn fans and what a loss it must be for all of you. To make matters worse, the guy was so smug about it all.

Really too bad for all your Auburn family.....

dogsmom said...

That is horrible!
I am glad to hear the person was caught. They will probably get a lighter sentence from the court than they would the public who love those trees.

sweet european dreams said...

that's horrible and so senseless. I do hope someone can find a way to save them. I'm off to be inspired by some of these fun links - have a great weekend! -diane

Jill said...

I CANNOT believe someone would DO such a thing! RIDICULOUS! Infuriating!

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