Ah yes, it is that time of year in Texas. The annual Homecoming game in your town. A time of year where anything goes, the bigger the better, the 'HoCo proposals' are elaborate and a queen is crowned. Peeps that do not live in Texas or are not originally from here think we are lunatics for the fuss we make about Homecoming. lol

Those of you that don't know, here's how it goes, down. At least the way I remember it when I was in school and what I've learned over the last few years through my kids experiences.

The most important thing is finding a date. Are you going with the captain of the football team, guys are you going to ask the head cheerleader or are you choosing to go stag and just meet your best friends at the game? Kids these days go all out with their 'will you go to Homecoming with me' proposals. We're talking may as well be asking for someone's hand in marriage because some truly do go all out like that! Go big or go home baby!

Next order of business, the oufit. I always had to have the perfect outfit for the Homecoming game. Literally a nice outfit to sit and watch a highschool football game. lol It's crazy but it's true. Typically the outfit was to show off after the game at the Homecoming dance. Yes, a dance follows the game and all the cute football players were going to be there, so it is not to be missed!

We haven't even talked corsage yet! Or 'mums' as we call them because that is usually the flower of choice in the center of your corsage, in your school colors of course. The bigger the better here. Do you want 1, 2 or 3 mums? Do you want alot or a few ribbons? Bling or no bling? Do we go over the shoulder? Or how about over the shoulder, wrap around the back and pin it up on your opposite hip? Does this thing have lights because it would be so much better if it did! lol You still with me because I'm not done...if you have a date, the best part is putting yours and his name somewhere on the ribbons. You're staking your claim this Homecoming night.

Homecoming in Texas is like the social event of the year in a person's hometown. Alumni make it a point to come to this game, even if they moved hundreds of miles away after they graduated. There's a parade, there's a pep rally and a Homecoming queen and sometimes king too is crowned at halftime. It's truly a great time to be a Texan!

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