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There's something about Mary: The Otago woman who lives life in shades of pink

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

“Nobody looks at pink and cries.”

This is 68-year-old Mary Keith’s simple explanation for her extraordinary lifestyle.

“What is wrong with all these people wearing black?” she says. “You see black at funerals and people are crying. It is not a happy colour. But pink is.”

Today, she is known as Otago’s pink lady, so much so that an automobile paint company even named a paint colour after her a few years ago – a glittery pink called Mad Mary’s Pink.

But Keith says she is certainly not mad, just happy to make people smile. “If you can leave here and think I have lived my best life and put smiles on faces, then what else matters? Nothing." Read more here.

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