Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Colleyville Heritage Homecoming Game
So I promise this is the last post about our Texas trip (we have been home now for almost two weeks). The last Friday we were in town we headed over to the homecoming game for Colleyville Heritage, Cole's high school. Cole had a great time watching the team, seeing old friends and remembering just how crazy Texas football is. I thought football was a big deal in Oklahoma...but we can't touch this craziness.
My favorite part of the game were the Homecoming Mums. Many moons ago, couples who were going to the Homecoming dance would make a corsage of mums for their date to wear to the game. Cheesy but cute, right?
Today, the traditional mum has turned into the monstrosity you see above. Most Mums are purchased, contain yards and yards of streaming ribbons, multiple flowers and teddy bears, among more. The one above is resting on a cheerleader's megaphone but female students cart these around their necks and boys wear them around their arms.
Is this a Texas thing or have you seen it anywhere else? I was floored at the amount of weight these kids were dragging around. Oh well, you gotta love high school.