Cognac, Roses, and Graveyards...
Source: Life, Jul 90, Vol. 13 Issue 9.
An obscure (but actual) photo of the mysterious visitor who has been leaving
a half a bottle of cognac and roses on Poe's grave since 1949.
Poe's grave is located in the 200 year-old cemetery
on the corner of Fayette and Greene in West Baltimore.
- a distant relative of Poe's?
- an aficionado of Poe's stories?
- a member of a secret literary society fulfilling an initiation rite?
- a college student playing an annual prank?
- read about Qrisse's
adventure to find out the facts (he went all the way from Sweden
to do it!)
A former groundskeeper had more than once appropriated the cognac as his
breath betrayed himself!
Suggested by: James K. Reap