R.I.P. Don Featherstone …

pink flamingos… Inventor of the Pink Flamingo lawn ornament.

I’ve got a pair that stay out year-round, complementing my tropicals in summer and warming my heart during the winter. (They do look chilly. But, hey. They’re plastic.)

I posted back in 2007 about the move of Pink Flamingo manufacturing from Massachusetts to Upstate New York.

I don’t know the state of Pink Flamingo manufacturing today. But I suspect that mine just doubled in value and maybe I should enjoy them less and take better care of them. Not.

Nice tribute at NPR. Including story that he had to use National Geographic photo to model his design because there aren’t many flamingos in Massachusetts.

Don Featherstone

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  1. Near my summer home in Nova Scotia there is a store that rented these pink flamingos (they also rented lawn ornaments of flying pigs). I took five dozen and managed to hide them from Beth for a few days in a box in my garden shed. After midnight on the morning of her birthday I arranged a flock of them on the front lawn over looking the ocean so when she woke up that morning, and opened the shades, this unexpected flamboyance of flamingos was just emerging from the mist. She loved her birthday visitors.

    Featherstone was a genius.

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