Friday, January 20, 2006

The Bottle on Poe's Grave

CNN.com - Decades-old mystery: Who visits Poe's grave? - Jan 19, 2006: "BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) -- Continuing a decades-old tradition, a mystery man paid tribute to Edgar Allan Poe by placing roses and a bottle of cognac on the writer's grave to mark his January 19 birthday.

Some of the 25 spectators drawn to a tiny, locked graveyard in downtown Baltimore for the ceremony climbed over the walls of the site and were 'running all over the place trying to find out how the guy gets in,' according to Jeff Jerome, the most faithful viewer of the event."

I wrote a story that explained who the mystery person is. You probably never read the story, and you're not the only one. Be that as it may, I'm not telling the answer.

3 comments:

Lonnie Cruse said...

Surrrrre, Bill, tell us you know something, then don't tell! Maybe the guy drops them from a chopper as he zips over? How else would he get by all those people running around trying to catch him?

Frank Denton said...

Jeez, Bill, the least you could do is tell us the name of your story and where it appeared. You might get another reader or two that way.

Bill said...

OK, OK, the story was "But I See the Bright Eyes . . ." and it was published in a book called Dark Destiny from White Wolf back in 1994.