Tag Archives: homecoming

Ancestral Visits

Informant Info: The informant is a 21-year-old male who was born and raised in Chanhassen, Minnesota. His parents both moved to America from India when they were in their twenties. He is currently a student at USC studying Electrical Engineering.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Do your parents, being first generation immigrants, have any traditions or rituals… Continue Reading »

Homecoming Mums

Title: Homecoming Mums Category: Clothing/Object Informant: Rebecca Reinehr Nationality: American, caucasian Age: 21 Occupation: Student— Food Service Industry, Medical Group Volunteer, etc. Residence: Austin, TX Date of Collection: 4/14/18 Description: Homecoming mums are worn by high school students and differ from person to person based on status, gender, relationship, etc. The practice is most common… Continue Reading »

Columbus, MS; Pilgrimage Week

Title: Columbus, MS; Pilgrimage Week Category: Town Celebration/Holiday Informant: Lieanne Walker Nationality: American, caucasian Age: Upper 60s Occupation: Blue Collar— Homemaker, stockman, Home Depot Employee, etc. Residence: Columbus, MS Date of Collection: 4/21/18 Description: The town of Columbus, Mississippi holds a pilgrimage week every year to commiserate the town’s history. Settled in the deep South,… Continue Reading »


Mums Tradition/folk object   My informant notified me that, in texas, girls receive a folk object from their homecoming dates. He reported that in the past guys bought girls mums to pin on their dresses instead of corsages. These mums evolved into large ornaments, necklaces made of a variety of materials like beads and cowbells…. Continue Reading »