Here in Del Rio Texas everything is bigger. You already know Texans are obsessive about the size of their state, the size of their truck and the size of their steaks! But, I bet you didn't know the high school population has also bought into these ideas.
Here is a High school Mum. For Homecoming each of the guys will buy or make a mum for their date. Here in fabulous Del Rio the street vendors are set up selling mums out of the back of cars and tents. Also, Wal-mart dedicates a whole craft area where you can buy your own supplies. That is what Ashley and Ivan did. Ashley is a senior and daughter of my co-worker. She needed some help[ finishing her mum and so she brought it to work so her mom could glue the flowers and the cow on. You can hardly see it, but I made the bow-tie the cow is wearing!This is a fairly average mum. From what I hear, some gals get mums that go all the way down to the floor and if you are really a cool kid then your mum will loop over your shoulder and down your back! The whole thing is ribbons and steamers. You also attach bells and little trinkets to the get to make noise as you walk down the hall.
I find the whole thing WAY OVER THE TOP!!!
But, I couldn't resist trying it on just for size! In Ohio we don't do this! All I got was a carnation with a pipe cleaner "X". I think it's true what Kelly Rippa says, (yes I am going to quote Rippa) "If the USA was a high school, Texas would be the cheerleaders". They do seem to have much more spirit than Ohio!