american-flamingoes-phoenicopterus-ruber Photo: American flamingoes phoenicopterus by Kat Spence 

The pink plastic lawn flamingo was invented by Don Featherstone of Massachusetts in 1957.

A flock of flamingos is called a flamboyance.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote Frankenstein with the following writing prompt from Lord Byron in his residence on a stormy night in Switzerland, “We will each write a ghost story.”

Writing Prompt: Write a letter from Mr. Featherstone to a close friend as he worked on the creation of pink lawn flamingos. Using your own words, begin with the sentiment that opens Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: “You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.” Title it Flamboyance