Work Title

Pink Frosting


Sharon Collins


THE YEAR WAS 1944, and the world was at war with Germany and Japan. People read the headlines and front pages of a newspaper instead of turning to the society and sports pages. War Bonds were plentiful, nylons were not, and new words had found their way into the American language. There were ration books and a shortage of materials of all kinds. However, one Madame Gabrielle, a clever French milliner, continued to find enough material, flowers, and feathers to create her original hats in her small salon on 5th Avenue.



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