the color of mauve

Jim McKenney
Sun, 19 Sep 2004 20:38:49 PDT
At 07:41 AM 9/19/2004 -0400, Judy wrote:
>Marco Polo Stuffano used to describe this color as "old lady's underdraws."
>(? spelling) You have to be of a certain age, with a grandmother who wore
>these cotton panties with legs. Think of closer fitting knit boxer shorts,
>with a ribbed pattern, in a sort of bluish flesh pink.

Years ago I got a call from a friend who wanted to give me some of his pink
bearded iris. When I asked why he was getting rid of them, he told me it
was because their color  reminded him of the color of ladies' undergarments. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I was tempted to label
my new pink iris Iris 'Bearded Pink Ladies'. 

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