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Daily Question # 458 January 25, 2010

Posted by Chandrakant in Uncategorized.
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A  very  famous  tradition  associated  with  this  location  came  to  an  end  this  year . What ?

Quoting  Manu  Sathian ,

“Every year since 1949, a stranger – known locally as the Poe Toaster – has left three roses and a half-bottle of cognac on Edgar Allan Poe’s grave in Baltimore on his birthday. The roses are believed to represent the three bodies buried beneath the monument – Poe, his mother-in-law and his wife Virginia; the significance of the cognac is not known.

This year he failed to show up this tradition as 2009 marked the bicentennial of Poe’s birth”

Cracked  by  Rithwik , Siddharth Jain , Dinesh , Yadhu , Dr Vijaynath , Manu  Sathian , Bobby , Varun , Sai Ganesh , Rajith Ravi , Mayug , Freestyler , Nooney  and  Kaushik  Saha .

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1. Rithwik - January 25, 2010

Poe Toaster

2. Siddharth Jain - January 26, 2010

The Poe Toaster failed to show up for his annual tribute on E.A. Poe’s birthday at his grave.

3. Dinesh - January 26, 2010

The Poe toaster. He didn’t show up for the first time in 2010.

4. yadhu - January 26, 2010

Edgar Allen Poe’s grave

Every year since 1949, the stranger – known locally as the Poe Toaster – has left three roses and a half-bottle of cognac on Poe’s grave in Baltimore on his birthday. The roses are believed to represent the three bodies buried beneath the monument – Poe, his mother-in-law and his wife Virginia; the significance of the cognac is not known.

But this year, as around 30 fans – one of whom had flown in from Chicago – waited all night in the cemetery for the visitor to show, he failed to appear

5. drvijaynath - January 26, 2010

this is the grave of edgar allan poe and an unidentified person used to leave roses and a bottle of cognac in the grave on poe’s bday for the past 50 yrs or so.this year he did not come 2 offer d roses and cognac and so the tradition was broken.this year is surprisingly the 201st bday of poe.this news was on all newspapers worldwide.

6. Manu Sathian - January 26, 2010

Every year since 1949, the stranger – known locally as the Poe Toaster – has left three roses and a half-bottle of cognac on Edgar Allan Poe’s grave in Baltimore on his birthday. The roses are believed to represent the three bodies buried beneath the monument – Poe, his mother-in-law and his wife Virginia; the significance of the cognac is not known.

This year he failed to show up this tradition as
2009 marked the bicentennial of Poe’s birth.

7. bobby - January 26, 2010

the mystery visitor to edgar allan poe’s tomb on his birthday didnt come this year

8. Varun - January 26, 2010

this man said Poe-da to Poe’s grave after farcically attending to it for a million years 🙂

9. saiganesh2000 - January 26, 2010

Poe Toaster

10. rajith ravi - January 26, 2010

Burial of Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore

The tradtion which came to end. Poe Toaster

In 2010, for the first time the Poe Toaster failed to show up for the annual tribute (may be he will be back in 2011)

11. Mayug - January 26, 2010

edgar allan poe

12. Freestyler - January 26, 2010

The mystery visitor who left a half-full bottle of cognac and roses at Edgar Allan Poe’s grave for 60 years skipped his routine this year.

13. nooney - January 26, 2010

mysterious person leaves flowers at the grave of edgar allen poe every year on his anniversary . however this time , said person failed to turn up .

14. Kaushik Saha - January 26, 2010

The tombstone is that of Edgar Allan Poe

For decades, a mysterious figure dressed in black, his features cloaked by a wide-brimmed hat and scarf, crept into a churchyard to lay three roses and a bottle of cognac at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe.

Sam Porpora’s (the guy who used to do it) belief that he resurrected the international fame of Poe, that master of mystery and melancholia,


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