Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Passing Of A Legend

Yes, I know I just posted but then I read this and my heart broke a little.  Americans are weird about traditions like this.  If we can't do it big we generally don't do it at all but this one was sweet and small and always a little magic.  I posted about it back in June when the first pictures of John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe surfaced and talked about the speculation that it was over but it wasn't until today that the Poe House and Museum officially called time on it.  Jackie Paper really did come no more and a little bit of my childhood really is over.  It was beautiful while it lasted.

What will go on is the speculation about it.  Who was the Poe Toaster, anyway, and why did he stop coming?  What happened to him?  Was it all a hoax?  It doesn't really matter, at least not to me.  Whoever it was who braved the biting cold of Baltimore every January for over fifty years has earned the right to mystery.  Whoever you were, thank you for lighting a fire in my imagination. 


1 comment:

  1. I loved Edgar Allan Poe growing up! And I loved Vincent Price's movies bringing the stories to life. Thanks for sharing. Cheers! Grati ;->


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