Ah dear readers,
Here we are on Edgar Allen Poe's birthday without the toaster. How can that be?
For three years in a row now the toaster did not appear. Is this the new mystery? Where is the toaster, will there be a new one? I have often thought this is something I must secretly do (please don't tell). I have a long cape, a wide brimmed hat and I can always buy roses and a bottle of Cognac. I think I look the part, don't you agree?
So, on this day when the sun does not shine in Baltimore and all the world is saying 'nevermore', may we remember Poe and all his stories he has left us.
Oh, and by the way, Philip and I are hosting the annual Poe party on Ocracoke on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00. It is a potluck dinner and please wear black as we will be celebrating the life of Poe.
Do you suspiciously think that the Poe toaster might show up? The only way to find out is to take a ferry out to the party next week.
Lifting my glass of Cognac to Poe!
This photo was taken when I was teaching Poe in school.
I think first person is the only way to teach! It is indeed a stuffed raven!
(OK, really it is a crow, but ahhh...enjoy!)