And for the 2nd year in a row, I avoid the obvious cliché pun.
Anyway, for the 2nd year in a row, the mysterious black-clad figure that normally would leave cognac and roses at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore has not appeared.
Others who do not want to see the tradition die have left the signature tribute at Poe’s grave but the authentic Toaster has a certain way of leaving his tribute that only the grave keepers know.
I always wanted to go to Baltimore to see the authentic toast but never got the chance and unfortunately, it looks like I never will.
I hope that the original, or successor, Toaster is in good health and just decided that it was too public to carry on.
As I’ve said in past years some secrets should remain just that.