Nov 1, 2009

Heard of a MUM?

I was introduced to Mum's this past month as I visited my in-laws and Kelly had homecoming. All those of you who grew up in Texas know what these are, but everyone else probably looks at this and thinks I must have won a terrific ribbon. Well every homecoming all the boys and girls get their dates these "Mums" to wear around for one day of school. They range from $30-$200+... to wear for one day. Isn't that crazy! They still get each other boutonnieres and corsages for the dance, but the high school thing is to also get these. The more popular, the bigger it is. Some have harnesses to hold them up. The boys go around their arm with a garter. - Everything is bigger in Texas :)

4 comments:

Paul & Cortney Dickson said...

haha yay mums! Aren't they so funny?! i loved them though. my sister who is still in high school said they are getting way out of control big now. texas is definitely a special place haha

HeatherC said...

I proudly wore my mine from my high school years.I think my senior year, the mum that won the 'biggest mum' contest weighed over 50lbs!

Ashley said...

now that i'm a texan, i was introduced to these so called mums! and i still think they are the weirdest thing ever!!! haha

Janet said...

Aren't those crazy??!! I can't believe that people do those! (This is Caroline by the way)