As a child, her purple felt tips were always replaced first. She collected purple toys, including a bear, won in a raffle, which filled one bedroom corner. She was lucky. Her parents thought otherwise. It was tied to the car roof rack to get it home.
Sally took him with her when she left home. Her parents weren’t sorry.
She still collected purple things from bottles to stones. Better still were the purple grapes that came in bottles - and she wasn’t talking squash.
Teddy with his huge paws made an excellent bottle holder.