Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Flock

Leslie, on her 50th birthday, was "flocked".  The flock are seen here surrounding her. They visited all day long, having arrived in the early dark of the night before and leaving about the same time the next night. She tickled pink about it.  She lives in California and knew nothing about this local custom.  

The local high school's music department has for some time had this fund raiser.  They own an unknown number of pink plastic flamingos and will plant them in front yards on request.  The price is fairly modest, in some cases the arrangement is that someone orders a home "flocked" and the flocked person has to pay to have them removed. My younger daughter and I made the arrangements.  Leslie had never heard of the local custom, we had occasionally passed homes that had been flocked and smiled. 

Of course they caused smiles and chats among the people who live in the apartment complex. One woman who was unfamiliar with the flocking idea wondered if I were selling them.  It was fun for all of us.


zippiknits said...

I my Goodness, that is just so great! And a happy belated Birthday wish for Leslie, too.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

This was done in Tennesse a few years back when neighbor was moving to Fla
Her front lawn was covered with tem.