Friday, July 05, 2002

Giant American flag painted on front lawn

By Michael Clark
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Duffy Hudson got up early Thursday to make the Fourth of July holiday a memorable one for his family and passerbys by painting a giant American flag on the front lawn of his mother's Mount Lookout home.

Duffy Hudson jumps off the flag he painted on the front yard of his mom's Mt. Lookout home.
(Jeff Swinger photo)
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        The Mount Lookout man said he did it to promote patriotism and togetherness on the nation's birthday.

        “It's everybody's flag and it's something we all share,” he said, adding that the reaction by drivers traveling by the flag in the 3200 block of Linwood Avenue was “horn honking and thumbs up.”

        With the permission of his mother, who lives at the property, Mr. Hudson began painting at 7 a.m. He finished up around noon. He used water-based paints and hand-painted the stars on the 38-foot-long and 23-foot-wide lawn painting.

        “I think it'll last through the first rain or two,” he said.


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