Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Did I Mention I Was Related To Edgar Allan Poe?


Well, sort of. When my family came over from Scotland in the late 1700's, some settled in the north and some settled in the south. One of those Allans that settled in Virginia, John Allan, took in the two-year-old Edgar after his mother died; hence the Allan in Edgar Allan Poe.

So, what does that make Edgar and me? Well, probably nothing. But it's a cool family story, none the less.

5 comments:

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I'm originally from Utica, NY. So is John D. MacDonald. Holy shit, we must be related!

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Man, the guy who posted that first comment came off sounding like a real asshole.

Glad it wasn't me.

Anne Marie said...

Grammar Police! Grammar Police!
That's "Edgar and ME," Mr. Spade.
Sorry. I had an urge to be a bitch.

Steve Allan said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. What do you expect - look where I got my degree from.

Anne Marie said...

oh, snap!