Friday, January 19, 2007

Edgar Allan Poe Update

The Herald - Life. Captured Every Day. - Serving York, Chester, and Lancaster Counties.: "BALTIMORE (AP) - For the 58th straight year, a mysterious visitor left birthday cognac and roses at Edgar Allan Poe's grave Friday, and he was watched by more onlookers than ever, a faithful viewer said.

Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum, said 55 people braved a chilly morning to glimpse the annual ritual of the mysterious visitor known as the Poe toaster.

'If I were the Poe toaster, and I saw and heard that crowd, I wouldn't show up,' Jerome said before the ceremony.

As in years past, the visitor placed a half-empty bottle of cognac and three red roses at the grave on Poe's birthday, Jerome said.

Once it realized who he was, the crowd rushed to one of the cemetery's entrances to get a glimpse, and the toaster slipped out another way, Jerome said."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We gotta stop this pompous nonsense and tackle and hogtie that rascal and see what the hell this is foolishness all about. He's starting to annoy everybody.