Friday, November 23, 2007

Flocking together

Two meals in two days with good friends and food. Food ranging from the traditional Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings to the meal C and I made today: pork medallions in an orange-ginger sauce, stuffing with cranberries, peas with fresh mint, Bibb lettuce salad with pears and gorgonzola, and C’s famous pumpkin pie.

Two days with an abundance of food, laughter, good conversation, and friendship.

We didn’t take part in the shopping frenzy today, what with meal prep and all. But we did take a walk, and came upon this "flamingo flocked" house.

According to several articles on the web, pink flamingos have been called "classic treasured kitsch" and the nation’s "unofficial national backyard bird." (And received even more notoriety with the John Waters film).

But "flocked" houses may become endangered. posted this notice:

We are currently out of flamingos.

Union Products, the only company that manufactured the "Don Featherstone" designed flamingos is out of business.
We are very optimistic that the classic "Don Featherstone" signature lawn flamingos will be produced by another manufacturer at which time we will offer them for sale.

Guess we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed…


Birds of a feather flock together.

I understand small business growth. I was one.
-George W. Bush

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
-G. Randolph

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