As most of you know........ I am from Texas originally.
Each year as Homecoming rolls around schools across that state become 'frenzied' with various 'school spirit' activities ending with the wearing of mums (garters for boys) to school on Friday.
I recently was talking to a 'YANKEE' boy and he didn't know what I was talking about (mums/garters or homecoming)......(blasphemy!).
Anywho it got me thinking...... is Mums/ garters limited to Texas/Oklahoma? (Surely our Southern Cousins too have them -- right?)
Did your school have Mums and garters for homecoming?
If so did your Dubbie-parents allow to wear them? (ours didn't at first and all of us dubbie-kids saved money all year to make 'paper-flower' ones)
If you do mums/garters for your kiddos now.....how much do you spend and do you purchase them from the florist of make them yourselves?
Our schools only requirement is to tape down the bells and no one is allowed to blow on the whistles during school hours.
See examples below! (most mums are pinned at the shoulder but in recent years due to the heaviness some have been worn with a ribbon around the neck......garters however are always on the boy's arms)