Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr. Poe and Dr. King

Along with Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, today is Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. Poe is one of my absolute favorite authors (just ask and I can recite "The Raven"). So much so that I named one of my cats after him.

See the resemblance? (left, Edgar Allan Poe, author; right, Edgar Poe, troublemaker)

Both Richmond, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, are celebrating Poe's bicentennial birthday all year. I don't know if I will make it to one of these cities for the events but it will be a great time to dig out The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe and reread some of America's best short stories and poems. Cheers to you Mr. Poe on your 200th birthday!


Karin said...

There is definately a resemblence between these two-I think iit is the nose and mouth!! happy b day Edgar Poe-have some nip on me! Glad Gomez got a good report. Which pattern are you going to use the jelly roll for?

Michelle said...

Whew...I'm glad you captioned which picture was which. :) I think Edgar Poe is much more handsome!