Texans, mums, high school: Don’t mess with Texans! I made fun of a friend who posted a picture of their daughter with the homecoming mum thing … they did not understand why it was so funny to me.
3. If you had/have a collection of mums
Image Via The Christys
I don’t know exactly how the Mum thing started in Texas, but it’s definitely a big deal. So big in fact that there are folks who call themselves professional Mum makers in a lot of Texas towns and mum making supplies at stores all over our state.
Via Texas Barbee Doll
Status in High Schools in Texas is based on how big of a mum you got. It’s a fact. The bigger and crazier the better. Heck, there are some that have flashing lights and make sounds!
4. You can’t believe that people outside of Texas don’t do the mum/corsage thing
I remember the first time I found out that people in other states didn’t do the Homecoming Mum thing I was floored. I grew up assuming that everyone did it. The truth is, it’s basically just a Texas thing. In fact, there are people that have moved here from out of state and are still baffled by it. Crazy right?
A few comments from Texas friends …
I have been here TEN years now…. and I can say for sure that TEXAS IS A STATE OF MIND! LOL
I was glad that my girls thought the mums were pretty awful when they were in Texas high schools!