Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

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Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Andybev01 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:00 am

All you that doth my grave pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Haunt Master » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:59 am

I read about Edgar Allen Poe somewhere on other forums. It's his 200th birthday yesterday. ;)
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby OctoberChill » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:21 pm

I'm a day late. Happy birthday to him though! Perhaps I'll read some of his work tonight.
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Haunt Master » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:25 pm

Welcome back, OC!!! :D

It's been a long time since You were here... It's like 2 months and an half away from here. Hope your holidays went fine. :D


BTW, I read about Poe in the newspaper about a couple of months ago. And, it will air on TV, I believe the History Channel - but not so sure.
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby OctoberChill » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:27 pm

My holidays were great, thank you :) I figured I'd stop by. I haven't felt the Halloween bug yet, but I'll be passing through from time to time. Hope you're all well!
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Haunt Master » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:35 pm

Your welcome, OC! ;)

I hope your time will come to Halloween of this year, and you will have Great Spirit Days! :D Or, should I say All Souls Day? :)
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Rising Dead Man » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:20 pm

What a creepy guy!

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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Haunt Master » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:28 pm

Hey RDM!

Glad to see you back here again!!! :D What happened to you that you haven't been around since you left here on Thursday nite January 15th.... Pretty 2 weeks! :?
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Rising Dead Man » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:32 pm

I'm gonna be on here more at Halloween time.
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby NeverMore » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:16 pm


A new statue is going to be erected in Boston to honor the man and his bird. Someone who lives there get a good picture of it when it's done.



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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Murfreesboro » Thu May 01, 2014 7:04 am

THanks for reminding me of Poe's birthday! Funny, I always thought Poe was a Virginian.
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby jadewik » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:40 pm

Is the Poe Toaster still around? Can't remember if/where I read something that said the Poe Toaster missed a toast.
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby NeverMore » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:19 pm

"In 2010 the Poe Toaster failed to appear. Jerome*, who had witnessed every visitation from 1976 on, had no explanation, but did speculate that if the Toaster intended to end the tradition, the 2009 bicentennial would mark a logical ending point.

The 2011 anniversary saw only the appearance of four impostors—immediately dubbed "faux Toasters"—identified as such because all four walked in clear sight of waiting observers (contrary to the real Toaster's secretive nature); none gave the secret signal that only Jerome knows, a gesture the Toaster predictably made each year at the grave; and none arranged the roses in the unique pattern established by the Toaster. The faux Toasters' appearance sparked controversy: While some preferred that the tradition die a "dignified death", others urged that it be carried on, by imitators if necessary.

In 2012, once again, there was no appearance by anyone identifiable as the "original" Toaster. Jerome (who has denied rumors that he himself was the Toaster) proclaimed the tradition "over with.""


* Jeff Jerome, former curator of the Poe House and Museum
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby Andybev01 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:19 pm

[quote="NeverMore"]"In 2010 the Poe Toaster failed to appear. Jerome*, who had witnessed every visitation from 1976 on, had no explanation, but did speculate that if the Toaster intended to end the tradition, the 2009 bicentennial would mark a logical ending point.

The 2011 anniversary saw only the appearance of four impostors—immediately dubbed "faux Toasters"—identified as such because all four walked in clear sight of waiting observers (contrary to the real Toaster's secretive nature); none gave the secret signal that only Jerome knows, a gesture the Toaster predictably made each year at the grave; and none arranged the roses in the unique pattern established by the Toaster. The faux Toasters' appearance sparked controversy: While some preferred that the tradition die a "dignified death", others urged that it be carried on, by imitators if necessary.

In 2012, once again, there was no appearance by anyone identifiable as the "original" Toaster. Jerome (who has denied rumors that he himself was the Toaster) proclaimed the tradition "over with.""


that's sad to hear, but appropriate for the subject.
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As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so you must be,
Prepare for death & follow me.
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!

Postby NeverMore » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:38 am


The Poe statue has been unveiled. If anyone visits Boston say Hi for me.

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/stephanie-rocknak-boston-debut-edgar-allan-poe

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