Thursday, June 20, 2013


I loved to read Edgar Allan Poe in school. You know when you're a moody teenager he seems to fit the bill for odd literature that somehow sums up how you're feeling... misunderstood! Who understands teenagers...who understands Poe? Well, I've had to recently give my girls a taste of Poe and I have to say they don't "get" him. In fact, Izzy was a little disturbed by his poetry. Why in the world would I be introducing my girls to Poe at such a young age you ask? Well, our new library is the Edgar Allan Poe library on Sullivan's Island and he is all over it. Ravens on the wall...etc. The library is housed in a former Spanish-American War four-gun battery. Poe was stationed here as a private in the Army in 1826-1827. He used Sullivan's Island as the setting for his famous story "The Gold Bug". It's definitely an unusual use of a former military facility and my girls LOVE it. Can't say that they LOVE Poe yet though. Maybe they never will...we'll see.



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