In 2010 I wrote a post about the Poe Toaster, a mysterious person, who, for 60 years, had visited Edgar Allan Poe’s grave on the 19th of January of every year to leave three roses and half a bottle of cognac next to it. The reason I had written the post was because for the first time ever, the toaster was a no show. Since 1949 the figure dressed in black and wearing a wide brimmed hat would appear from the shadows to pay their respects. The event became so popular among Poe admirers that crowds would gather in the wee hours to catch a glimpse of the Poe Toaster .
Anywho, during my recent visit to the States, I discovered the cemetery was in Baltimore, right smack bang in the center of town. Yes Loons, of course I went to pay my respects and guess what I found ?
Woohoo, someone had left a half bottle of Cognac.
Psst By the way, the cemetery was nothing like I imagined. It didn’t have the “boo” factor I was expecting. It is in the middle of Baltimore’s CBD and very small.