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LEWISTON - When Therese Morissette Deschenes went home after the third shift at Bates Mill 50 years ago, she found she had worn her apron, filled with the curled lint that she had cleaned from Spinning Machine Number 4. Since it was near Christmas, the idea occurred to her to make a large Santa head from cardboard, using the curled lint as his beard. Deschenes now resides in Schooner Estates and her Santa creation, which hung on her garage window for decades worth of holiday seasons, is now part of Museum L-A's collection. It is on exhibit through Dec. 23 to celebrate the holidays and the creativity of millworkers like Theresa.