>> Monday, October 22, 2012
This week, Patty's A2Z meme is on the letter "L"
When I moved into my house some dozen years ago, my father had a great concern. My front door was entirely glass and he was very certain that someone was going to walk right through it. So he offered me a solution:
Two static cling pink flamingos.
And he was quite put out when I declined.
What he didn’t realize was that his “gift” would set off an enduring chain of events that may perpetuate the entire scope of my lifetime…*shudder*
And a Legend was born.
My family was so amused, they picked up the gauntlet and for well over a decade, has inundated me with every pink flamingo item known to man.
I probably should have kept track or at least photo documented the phenomenon, but there's been a lot...Here’s a few examples and pix:
Coming home from work to find my yard flocked with plastic visitors on a stick.
Opening the garage door to find a four foot stuffed bird staring at me.
A six foot blow-up lashed to the tree in my front yard.
A flamingo plunger left in my toilet (that one was memorable.)
And just when I think it might settle down...
This summer at the family reunion, I found a stowaway in my car...
I laughed and left him behind…
...then found him in my bed a few days later.
He'd probably get a chuckle out the whole thing.