Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mysterious Poe Toaster Revealed

Who is the Poe Toaster? The tradition began in 1949 when, on Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a mysterious black-clad figure came to Poe's grave, leaving three red roses and a half bottle of cognac. It's occurred every year since. Now, according to this report on CNN, the mysterious man was 92-year-old Sam Porpora. Will the tradition continue this next year? And what happens when Porpora passes on? Will another step in with the roses and cognac?

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