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Old 05-15-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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Cool Have you been Flamingo'd?

OK, so I get up this am, (4:45) on the way to the shower I look outside, I see this blue glow on the lawn. (nothing missing from work) Hmmmm Must be a ball form a neighbors kids. Out of the shower it is still there? Wasn't imagining it... Make my coffee and on the way to the truck go over and look at it.

Hahahaha! Too funny, someone Flamingo's us! No one has confessed yet either
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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Could it be Spring migration, or perhaps a poor bird escaping from the fires in Florida? Perhaps if you feed it it will have the strength to fly on.
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We had a local charity around here that used Flamingo'ing to raise money. The pink bird would mysteriously appear in people's yards. An attached note stated that for a "donation" fee the tacky plastic ornament would be removed from your property. For whatever reason it was a short-lived success. Maybe Airstreamers caught the flock and held them for ransom.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:41 PM   #4
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No note, no one confessing either. We rounded up all the usual suspects too (Casablanca)

Looks kinda kool, it has a photo cell and glows in the dark. Looks lik a floating blue ball out there... Sorta like X-Files
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....................
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We had a local charity around here that used Flamingo'ing to raise money. The pink bird would mysteriously appear in people's yards. An attached note stated that for a "donation" fee the tacky plastic ornament would be removed from your property. For whatever reason it was a short-lived success. Maybe Airstreamers caught the flock and held them for ransom.
The local high school kids in my town have been raising money this past year by "flamingo-ing" a yard. It consists of about 50 flamingos and a note which requires a $10 donation for the removal of the birds. And, the best part is, you get to choose who gets flamingo-ed next.

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Old 05-16-2007, 04:24 AM   #7
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The local high school kids in my town have been raising money this past year by "flamingo-ing" a yard. It consists of about 50 flamingos and a note which requires a $10 donation for the removal of the birds. And, the best part is, you get to choose who gets flamingo-ed next.

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Why would you pay to move em
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Why would you pay to move em
You're right. Now I would pay to keep them. I have friends who keep a flamingo circulating within the family. It shows up at the most bazaar opportunities . . . weddings (in the potted palms), graduations (stageside), Christmas (in the tree of course!), baby showers (disguised as a stork), road trips (mysteriously stowed away in the trunk), etc.

There was once a notion that pink plastic flamingoes were tacky and cheap, a sign of poor taste in landscaping. No one wanted the social stigma of flamingo possession attached to their good name. HA! Whoever had that idea didn't know Airstreamers.
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You think that's bizarre? I am fortunate enough to be one of the very few people in New Mexico that has a stream running through my property. We had a so-called 100 year flood last summer and an ancient cottonwood that I dearly loved got washed out and fell across the stream. When I surveying the damage the next morning, I noticed this pink thing tangled in the roots of the cottonwood with other assorted storm debris. I untangled it and turns out it was an inflatable flamingo table decoration with only one small tear and in remarkably good shape considering what the poor thing had been through.
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So that I could "share the flamingo love" with a friend and, of course, to help a good cause!
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So that I could "share the flamingo love" with a friend and, of course, to help a good cause!
I'm with Sugarfoot, I'd pay to keep em

We have a confession!
After grilling the kids, to no avail. We worked on the in-laws. Finally they snapped under pressure! It is wicked cool and we thanked them for thinking of us!
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