I'm a huge fan of Bob Newhart, so I couldn't resist reading his book, I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! Other Things That Strike Me As Funny. Anyhow, there's a chapter titled, "Comedians See Life Through A Different Lens." It occurred to me that some of what he says applies to milliners. I subtracted a bunch of words and added a few to what he says for a little fill-in-the-blanks fun. There are no wrong answers!
People frequently ask me what is a milliner. I tell them, "________." I remind them that a milliner is not a ________. Most milliners are _______. People say that I'm the most ____ of all milliners and I'm still ______. Milliners by nature are ________. Even if a milliner is ________ and she _______, he or she will say to herself, "______________." When I was a child, I remember watching a ______ with the name _____ on the side. Subconsciously, I filed the name away for later use. I actually ended up using it for ____.
Milliners are innately __________ to pick up oddities like _____, ________, and ______ in everyday life. Many milliners, otherwise known as hat designers, would probably agree that you start off doing _____ while ____ evolves. Elsa Schiaparelli started doing ___ and then she ____. Coco Chanel did ____ and then ____; _____, ballet, _____. Let's not forget ____ who made many ____ in her life. She was ______! For me, my models were _____, ____, and of course, _____, who made the biggest impression on me because _________. I knew I made it when I received an accolade from ___ and a gold metal for _____. When I die I hope friends, family and colleagues remember me for ____, but they will likely remember me for ____. But that's ____, I'm still ____ at heart. I'm going to make sure everyone knows by _______.
* The hat above is what I sent to Craft Magazine to illustrate my story on pantyhose petals.