Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Back Again

Been having a few computer woes, but the Professor has me up and running again.

It was sad to hear about the passing of the inventor of the plastic pink flamingo. Donald Featherstone aged 79.

"Featherstone studied art at Massachusetts' Worcester Art Museum and went on to invent hundreds of products for plastics company Union Products — rising to the position of president before his retirement in 1999. One of those products was the pink flamingo, inspired in 1957 by a photo in National Geographic, according to the AP.

The flamingo certainly put Leominster, Mass., on the map as the "plastics capital of the world." Mazzarella saw Featherstone and his wife, Nancy, frequently, he said, and they were always wearing matching clothes."

His wife Nancy made all of their clothes. Matching.

“Initially we matched only at weekends, but as I grew adept at making more complex garments, such as jackets, sweaters, and coats, we decided to go full time with our identical look.”

It has been suggested that a fitting tribute would be to stand in your yard on one leg for a minute of silence. I'll try. I think he'd like that.

1 comment:

  1. This is a better picture than the creepy one buried in the flamingos. My "stand" of flamingos is off to the beach but did observe a moment of silence at the wake n the front lawn.