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POTTSTOWN, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER report a eat tips his in as Creates Beauty From Unusual Forms s c e n i t y of a and Tilled arrested his who refuses to lonety although he separate --Mercury Staff Photo Unborn sea snails and the scales of garfish become a red-and-green poinsettia flower under t the steady,, imaginative hand of 73-year-old Mrs. Mary E. "Mollie" Stalker, 836 North Charlotte On the easel is a three-dimensional ''painting." The raw materials of the flowers and leaves seed pods" from black-eyed susans, orange blossom seedpods, cut pine cones and sea shells. Mrs. Stalker, a widow living alone in her big house, has "spent thousands of hours looking for her unusual taw materials and thousands more on selecting, cementing and painting them. She refuses to commercialize her hobby. Holiday Greetings Are Made From Garfish Scales By FRED C. SELBY - (Mercury Staff Writer) Mrs. Mary E.. "Mollie" Stalker, 836 North Charlotte street, a 73-year-old widow of unborn whelk, the offspring of-] and color. In the living room be idle or she's alone in a big house, can make attractive holiday greetings from the scales of garfish and from unborn whelk'. The widow of Thomas R. Stalker, who Downed a service station at South, Hanover- street- c for many has ' been r-following- ' her hobby since 1938, when she and her husband made their first trip to Florida. the kind of sea shells you .hold to your ear to hear the sea. * * · VIEWED FROM even a short dis- ,, the poinsettia would be detected as something else than a beautiful painting or the real 1 thing only by a' flower expert. The big enclosed porch of her home is filled with jars holding shells and sea pods that she has collected over the years. On the walls are several three-dimensional paintings made of shells and seeds .arii 'are/scorestof little -animal figures made entirely of shells. The entire house is fL'led with art dining room are 44 frames holding real paintings, her own. type of paintings and examples of needlework she has done. Needlework was her hoboy for many years. She maintained yesterday she decided to give this up because her house was overflowing with samplers and pillows and lampshades with exquisite embroidery on them. Mrs. Stalker' took up her unusual, hobbyj after she fell in. love jth Florida's*seasbells^during,,* in-there". "Whenul" Brought tne trip shells home, I" tried to find out (Continued on Page Fiye) taking we of is of yesterday the

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  1. The Mercury,
  2. 30 Dec 1952, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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