19 November 2006

Pink Flamingo (1957-2006)

Roman Tymchyshyn sent me the obit of this 20th century icon.

the lawn ornament was "inventd" nearly a half century ago by Don Featherstone & was manufacturd by Union Products of Leominster MA. it originally sold for $2.75 but a few are available online for $50. the announcement that Union is no longer making pink flamingos no doubt will up that price.

4 comments:

richard lopez said...

ah man, so it ain't so! such a short life, but i can't think of any homes lately that have pink flamingos in the front lawn. used to be fairly common in the 1970s. but lawn gnomes. ah, that's something else. we have good friends who loved their gnomes so much they couldn't bear to put them out in the cold of the front yard so they were in the living room instead. viva gnomes! rip pink flamingos.

AlexG said...

Mom has one of those concrete geese with a complete set of different seasonal outfits.

Tom Beckett said...

I've read that another manufacturer has purchased the molds or whatever are used to produce those damn lawn icons. So, no doubt they will continue on.

quicksilver80 said...

Huh - if that's the Roman Tymchyshyn who lived in N.Y. in the early sixties, tell him Hi from Deanna