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Live at Lanier
November 13, 2021 @ 10:30 am
At the next Live@Lanier, nationally known journalist Robin A. Edgar will report the facts of Morris’s history in Tryon and read her imaginative account of the day the fabled horse quit and sat down to jam downtown traffic. After years of pulling a cart around town, Morris feels unwanted and replaced with the increase of cars and trucks.
It’s a tale Robin had told many times as an oral storyteller and mime before writing it down in her children’s book “The Day Morris Quit.” Local illustrator, the late Ron Mosseller, envisioned the story with whimsy and heart in the style known to many from his work in “Tryon: An Artist’s and Writer’s Sketchbook.”
The book’s theme and soul are based in Robin’s experience as a love and forgiveness workshop facilitator for the Fetzer Institute, and as a life and business coach. She is also the author of “In My Mother’s Kitchen: An Introduction to the Healing Power of Reminiscence.” Robin says that she wrote the Morris story as “inspiration to help children build self-esteem. A little boy redeems the sad horse with the power of friendship and becomes a town hero.”
Copies sold quickly when published in 2015 with the royalties going to the Tryon Historical Museum. A sequel is in the works: “The Day Morris Went to School.”