Purple always makes me giggle, why, because my Mother would threaten us with that colour every single time we declared we were embarrassed by the way she dressed. Let’s back up a bit, my Mother is the worlds most conservative looking, pearl wearing lady you can possibly meet. One day, my sister declared that she was embarrassed by the way my Mother was dressed when she came to school to pick her up at school. My sister took one look at my Mother’s sweater set, silk scarf, pearls and pleated skirt, and declared that my Mother had no zest for fashion. My Mother joked, that one day, she would one day come to school with purple hair and tight leather pants that were worn in Greece! My sister wasn’t sure what to think about it, but my Mother was dead serious… the threat stuck, we never said anything about the way she dressed again. Of course, the colour purple now has more zest and humour for me!