Wayne McLendon, owner of Mac’s Fish Farm in Opelika, AL for over 45 years, graduated from Auburn University in fisheries in December of 1969. Wayne wrote the book, Spiney: The Unwanted Christmas Tree, for his grandchildren on a trip hauling fish from Auburn, AL to Lake Village, AR. I wanted them to realize that Christmas trees do not always come from a tree farm or a tree lot. Finding the perfect tree was always a special event for me, my brother, sister and my dad. Spiney was written about trees that were not perfect and were never chosen to be someone's centerpiece for the Christmas holidays.