RIP Donald Featherstone (1936-2015) - The creator of the pink plastic flamingo lawn ornament. A staple of suburban lawns since 1958! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s a true piece of history and I for one pay my respects to the man who gave this piece of whimsy to post-war America!
Donald Featherstone, the creator of the plastic pink flamingo, died Monday at age 79 after a battle with Lewy body dementia.
“He was the nicest guy in the world,” Featherstone’s wife, Nancy Featherstone, told the AP. “He didn’t have a selfish bone in his body. He was funny and had a wonderful sense of humor and he made me so happy for 40 years.”
‘Tis the season for Follow Forevers, and while I wanted to hold out a bit before doing one, my follower increase rate has become, well, dead, providing me with all the reason to create one now.
Please note that I love every single one of you who managed to locate that small plus button in the top right corner of my blog, and happened to (or accidentally) click it. You all receive a portion of Death’s fries, much to his discontent. Maybe I’ll give you snuggles. Just maybe.
I see no reason to waste space with elaborate heartfelt messages about how I never expected so many followers and that I am overwhelmed with the success of this blog, because everyone else is doing it which would leave you with the same message over and over again.
So without further ado, here it is.
If you’re bolded, I stalk you from afar. I’m probably that flamingo lawn ornament at the front of your blog.
If you’re italicized, we have rp-ed once or multiple times, or I know you on a more personal level, and I appreciate every thread.