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.”