Tryon perfect experience

Published 9:56 am Wednesday, January 19, 2011

To the Editor:
The saying “Nearly Perfect. Always Tryon.” has been imprinted in my mind.
During the first week of January 2011, as a visitor with the Converse College low-residency MFA program, I relished the opportunity to enjoy the charming atmosphere that is Tryon, North Carolina.
The site of Morris, the white horse with black spots, brought me closer to the history of the people. I became enchanted with the homestead that was apart of Nina Simone’s roots.
The pub called Elmo’s brought me one of the tastiest Rueben sandwiches that I have ever experienced.  At night, that same pub brought tears to my eyes as I watched an elderly couple dance.  Once, for lunch, fellow students and I had the pleasure of feasting at NaNa’s Kitchen.
I can still taste the homemade green beans and boneless fried chicken.
I want to thank all of Tryon, North Carolina and Rick Mulkey, the director of the Converse College low-residency MFA program, for such an enjoyable stay.
Thank you,
— Jennifer Procopio

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