My Auburn blanket is the one object that makes me feel at home. Lauren Cooper (then Higgins and my roommate) gave me this blanket for my birthday freshmen year of college. It’s been with me ever since.
I graduated from Auburn University Fall 2012, exactly 59 ½ years after my Papa, “big” Morgan Cantrell. Auburn has been a major part of our family since he first walked the Plains Fall of 1949. Several of my family members attended Auburn University, but even more of us went to the football games. Our blood doesn’t run red (and it certainly does NOT run crimson); no, it runs orange and blue. My Auburn blanket reminds me of that bond that our family shares. And yes, I did stay up until 5:00am on several occasions this past season to watch my team play.
Thanks, Morgan, for sharing on my blog today. It is amazing how something as simple as a blanket can brink comfort on long trips. My trusty travel partner is also a blanket: the rubber duck blanket that my grandma gave me one year for Christmas. It has been to countless states and numerous countries.
Head on over to Morgan’s blog and show her some love!