Utah Mom Shows Off Penguin Collection

While most of us just got around to packing away our holiday decorations, an Orem, Utah mom says she won’t be putting her collectibles away.  She has hundreds and hundreds of decorations that stay up year round.
It’s not hard to find Lauralyne Chord’s house.  An inflatable penguin and it’s baby are waiting to greet you on the front lawn.  But it’s inside that you truly see the extent of her penguin passion.  “I have clothes, I have robes, I have slippers, I have jewelry and hats.”   At last count Lauralyne had one thousand penguin collectable pieces.  What started with a penguin slide twenty six years ago , which incidently  is when Penguin Place started, and has since snowballed into a collection that has even her husband wondering how it all got here.  “Who would think it would turn into something like this?  And everyone gets them for her.  I just had no idea this would happen,” Chris Chord says.
“It’s just a fun thing to do and I love them.  As far as a wonderful creation that God made they are unique beautiful and they have attributes that we as humans like to take on.  They are family oriented, playful, funny.  I just love penguins,”  Lauralyne says.
From toothpick grabbers, to a Pepsi can, to homemade cookies the tuxedo wearing creatures are everywhere you turn.  And believe it or not, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
“Another fun thing I love is people coming up to me and saying, Lauralyne, every time I see a penguin I think of you.  That is a good feeling.”
For someone who didn’t plan on having all this penguin pandemonium, Lauralyne says she doesn’t mind being the penguin lady – she hopes to educate others about the birds.  Her husband says that’s great, as long as they stay out of his garage.
“The penguin lady, she’s fantastic.  Almost thirty one years of marriage in another month and I’ve loved it all.  Penguins and all,” he says.

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3 Responses to “Utah Mom Shows Off Penguin Collection”

  1. Lauralyne Chord Says:

    I am the Penguin Lady. I am wondering how you found my article and why you used it. I was surprised to find myself on your website! Tell me about yourself.

    • Eric Bennett Says:

      I thought my readers would find you and the article interesting. If you are offended that I posted it on the penguin post blog I can remove it.

  2. Lauralyne Chord Says:

    I am flattered! How did you get into doing this website? Tell me your story. You know mine! 🙂

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