Port author’s book will be available this weekend

  • Sep. 23, 2009 9:00 a.m.

By Alex Rinfret-Port Clements author Ron Robinson will be at the Yakoun River Inn for 12 hours straight this Saturday selling his new book “The Original ‘Relic’ – A Life on the Edge”. The book sales will start at 12 noon, Mr. Robinson said, and will continue until midnight. He is expecting sales to be brisk, as this is the first opportunity islanders have had to buy the book. “The Original Relic” is the tale of Mr. Robinson’s adventures over the past 72 years, first on Vancouver Island, then on Haida Gwaii. He has driven tugboats and beachcombed all over the coast, worked as a deckhand on fishing boats and as a logger. The book sale won’t be the only excitement at the Yakoun River Inn Saturday. Anyone who knows Mr. Robinson won’t be surprised to hear that he’s planning to spend 12 hours at the bar, but they might be surprised to hear that he will be getting married to longtime partner Bette Andrews at 4 pm, right in the middle of the book sale. Mr. Robinson says he wasn’t planning to get married again (in his book, he describes getting divorced in 1972 as being like waking up in heaven), but changed his mind just a few weeks ago. In typical Relic style, the thing that changed his mind was a steel pile driving hammer that Mr. Robinson and Ms Andrews came across lying by the side of the road in Port while they were making their way home from the bar. Mr. Robinson hadn’t seen that particular piece of equipment for many years, but he remembered it well. “Bette and I had worked with that same hammer for Dave Unsworth,” he said. “So we sat down and lit a cigarette, and Relic got a little maudlin, and proposed.” Ms Andrews said yes, and the wedding is set to take place Saturday afternoon (Sept. 26) in the Yakoun River Inn. “There will not be a dry eye in the bar,” Mr. Robinson said. Everyone is welcome to attend the wedding and book sale. The books are $28, including tax, and will be signed by the author. Mr. Robinson will be donating $1 for every book sold to Ron Tinsley, a Port resident who just lost his home in a fire.

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