I recall when I was a young kid in the 5 to 6 years old range, we would always visit my grandmother Sophia for Sunday dinner. My grandfather, with his heavy mustache and stern look, always sat in a chair waiting for dinner and did not talk very much.
I was told he was a very gentile man but you couldn't prove that by me. Every once in a while Sophia would say to the family, John needs a high colonic and everyone would laugh. That only made him look ever sterner.
I did not, at the time, understand what that really meant, but everyone else did.