Plastic Lawn Flamingos going extinct?
From the Daytona Beach News-Journal:
Union Products Inc. stopped producing flamingos and other lawn ornaments at its Leominster factory in June, and is going out of business Nov. 1 -- a victim of rising expenses for plastic resin and electricity, as well financing problems.
The small privately held firm has been in talks with a pair of rival lawn ornament makers interested in buying the molds and resuming production of the flamingos, designed in 1957 by local son Don Featherstone.
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For some reason this makes me incredibly sad, as the diversity of suburban lawn ornaments has been steadily declining since I was a child. I mean, if I see one more "bent over weeding flowerbed lady" cutout or one more "Amish guy leaning on a tree black silohuette", I'm gonna scream... give me the gauche simplicity of the gaudy pink plastic flamingo!