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.

7 comments:

Jar & Ash said...

Don't they say everything is bigger in Texas??? Guess those things fit right in!

The Hartle's said...

I think it might be a Texas thing... I've never seen anything quite that large!

Heather Perry said...

Wow, those are huge!

Katie said...

I'm trying to figure out how a corsage morphed into that massive heap...

Alec and Tiffany said...

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Heidi said...

you guys are so much stinkin' FUN!

Jared and Laura said...

Very interesting...never seen anything like that. Glad you two were able to go on a trip, looks like it was a blast.