Hoggirl Posted February 10, 2012 Share Posted February 10, 2012 Ds's school is having its basketball homecoming tomorrow night. We had parent/teacher conferences today, and I stopped by the GC's office to ask her if she was going to the game tomorrow night. I jokingly asked her if she was going to wear a big ol' mum. She had NO IDEA what I was talking about!!! I explained that these were really worn for football homecoming, but it wasn't registering at all. She had never heard of such a thing. So, I explained that for football homecoming girls wore corsages made out of these giant (like as big as your head) mums with pipe cleaners on them with the school's letters - "PHS." Come to think of it, I have NO idea how those pipe cleaners were affixed. Anyway, they also had gobs of ribbons hanging down from them with little football charms tied on the ends. She finally said, "Is this a Southern thing?" She grew up in California. I told her I had never really thought about it. So, I'm wondering if it is/was just a Southern thing. I came home and googled "homecoming mum images" and sent her some pics so now she is properly "edumacated" about homecoming mums. So, what I want to know is - have you ever heard of this before? Are you Southern? Do they have homecoming mums in the north? Did you ever wear one of these giant mums? Do florists in your town still make them? I wish I was smart enough to attach an image, but I am a techno-idiot. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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