About Edris W. Cassida
Born in 1926 in Western North Carolina, her early years were spent in a little two-room log cabin a few miles from the Tennessee line. She was the third of eight children. Back in those days, there were no paved roads, electricity or radios where they lived. They walked to school, made up their own games and worked hard on the farm.
Early in life, she learned to read and appreciate the written word.
She loved poetry and memorized much of what she read.
At the age of seventeen, she graduated from high school and went to
Edris and her husband settled in
When her children grew up and moved away, she enrolled in a creative writing class and also began to paint. It was a great remedy for the “empty nest” syndrome. She found that she could touch people with things she wrote! The fact that she sometimes laughed and cried as she wrote might have helped communicate her joys and sorrows. The encouragement she had from her husband and family inspired her.
She continued writing for the joy of sharing her writings and reading the writings of others. The writing and painting in her later years proves it is never too late to start something new, no matter what the age!
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