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Main street in Hingham — a prestigious area where most of the homes are at least 200 years old and where homes are only allowed to be painted certain colors.  It’s a lovely slice of New England life to observe.  We were passing by on the way to the beach — enjoying the magazine quality look of the homes with their manicured and beautifully landscaped yards, when what should we see? A huge grouping of plastic pink flamingos at the end of a driveway, as out of place here as a Vegas showgirl.  In the center of the group: a sign that read, “You have been flocked!” In small letters it said it was courtesy of the Hingham High School Football team.  (I would have posted a photo here, but unfortunately the one I took with my phone was blurry and unusable.)  We both laughed and enjoyed the spectacle.

When I think of more destructive past times of 17-18 year old boys like smashing mailboxes or tipping over gravestones (which as a homeowner and history buff I find quite distressing), this struck me as clever and ironic.  Much more civilized than toiletpapering the owners’ trees.  If the team was looking for attention or donations, this was a great way to do it.  Bravo!



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