Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Poe Toaster a No Show?


(photo credit, The Baltimore Sun)

Now this is very intriguing. For the first time since 1949, the mysterious caped man who visitied Edgar Alan Poe's grave at Westminster Hall on the anniversary of Poe's birth, January 19th, didn't show up. For the past 61 years, the unidentified toaster would leave a half-bottle of cognac and a rose on the grave of the poet who for a while live, and famously died in Baltimore. He generally comes overnight and by early morning the offering has been laid, but this morning, no cognac, no rose, nothing.

Has this minor tribute come to a conclusion? Last year was the bicentennial of his birth, potentially a fitting end to the toasting.

The Sun has a full article about this.

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