It is homecoming in a town in Texas. What does that mean? Obscenely large mums, and 5 days of activities to celebrate till the game day on Friday.
I have not lived in my little town for 20 years, and many things have changed since I celebrated homecoming here. There is no longer a bonfire. What is this about? I will always remember the band, cheerleaders, drill team, and football players marching from the high school to the lake where a huge fire had been lit. The coaches got up to speak and we cheered our little hearts out. The parade is on a Monday now instead of game day. Again, really? There are boys involved in the homecoming court now. We only had homecoming queens and duchesses. Last but not least, shops around town do not decorate their stores. It was a big deal when I was growing up. All the stores on main street would have their windows decorated for the game.
I think it all comes down to one thing. When your little town begins to grow, people forget about what it meant to be a small town in Texas. Or, this is what happens when a super Walmart moves in.
I took my three girls to the parade so they could enjoy some of the festivities. We are going on our annual camping trip, so they will be missing the game.
Nothing screams homecoming parade like pop warner football players.
And of course….