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Poe grave toast tradition ends

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    For 60 years, a mysterious man dressed in black has shown up to deliver roses and cognac. He didn't show up today.


  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Maybe he died ...
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It's believed the original one did. But his son or younger friend carried on for him for many years. Maybe he died too.
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Oddly, roses and cognac showed up on a grave in Indianapolis at 2 a.m.
  5. There are several stories about it: the original died, leaving a note at Poe's grave notfiying folks the torch had been passed.. another man claimed he and a group split time performing the ritual ... and another thinks it may have ended. Last year was Poe's 200th anniversary of his birth.
  6. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Richmond's still celebrating his 201st birthday. Come on down! Ghost hunts, cemetery tours, and Ouija board fun at the Poe Museum every night this week!

    Seriously, someone needs to pick up the torch. That is such a cool tradition.
  7. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I thought last year the guy left a note saying it would be the last. And yeah, I did read something once that the original Toaster passed it down to his son some years ago.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Quoth that story, "Nevermore."
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.
  11. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Poe Show No Mo'
  12. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    No Show for Faux Poe?
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