Monday, 16 December 2013

Mums.

The creation of the homecoming 'Mum' is something completely foreign to me. I got laughed at in the teachers lounge when I didn't know what it was. Apparently in Texas, for homecoming, there is a tradition that students wear a Chrysanthemum flower to celebrate the big game.
Over the years that evolved into not only a flower corsage but long ribbons and all the bells and whistles. Literally, the bigger and longer the ribbon the better for these kids. Girls wear them on their shirts and boys wear their mums (usually smaller than the girls) around their arms.
The funniest part is watching these tough football players walk around with their mums. It's pretty ridiculous.
Just another reason why I love Texas.
K

2 comments:

Michal Woodruff said...

I miss Mums. I asked someone in Florida why they don't have mums at homecoming and they didn't know what I was talking about. I didn't realize it was a Texas thing until they said that.

Meagan Claire said...

I didn't know about mums until I started working at a flower shop. That may have something to do with my untraditional schooling.