Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nevermore? Mystery Visitor Misses Poe's Birthday

The New York Times reported "Nevermore? Mystery Visitor Misses Poe's Birthday."

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Is this tradition ''nevermore''?

A mysterious visitor who left roses and cognac at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe each year on the writer's birthday failed to show early Tuesday, breaking with a ritual that began more than 60 years ago.

''I'm confused, befuddled,'' said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum. ''I don't know what's going on.''

The tradition dates back to at least 1949, according to newspaper accounts from the era, Jerome said. Since then, an unidentified person has come every Jan. 19 to leave three roses and a half-bottle of cognac at Poe's grave in a church cemetery in downtown Baltimore.

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webulite.com said...

I'm on my third black cat; #1 Poe, #2 Edgar (still alive), #3 Boots, just couldn't go with Allan. Perhaps, he was destined to die young

I'm brand new to blogging, and looking forward to meeting you all. Yes. ALL of you, all 69 million bloggers. I personally would like to buy you all a cup of coffee.

ok... note to self... call BillG, and for a big chuck of cash. Note... to self, to preceed prior noted note to self... Calc $ re 67b joe @ grande -1 size. Will make the pitch that I am saving him money, since I am going with the size smaller than grande. end of note to self. note to self redux #1; get a life. oh! my Anabelle, in that seplecure (sp) by the sea

Cheers! Ricco

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh no! That was always such a cool tradition. Wonder if the visitor has passed away? Thanks for the update and link, Janet.

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Barbara said...

That's sad. I always thought it was such a romantic tradition and so in the spirit of mystery novels. I suppose the person died, but surely someone else would step in.