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78th Anniversary of Lovecraft's Death

First, a quick announcement: I'm now on Twitter.

In more historical news, H.P. Lovecraft died on this day in 1937.

Now known as the Benefit-Dexter House, this building at 187 Benefit Street once was the Knowles Funeral Home, where the funerals of H.P. Lovecraft and his aunt Lillian were held.

The Site of Lovecraft's Funeral

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jan_u_wine
Apr. 15th, 2015 07:29 pm (UTC)
what!? you've gone over to the Dark Side? Is F/B next? I like the BDHouse......seems like a nice place for a great going-away party!

Happy journeys, HP!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 15th, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
what!? you've gone over to the Dark Side?

LOL! Kicking and screaming. I'm not leaving LJ, though, you can be sure.

And no F/B for me. As Dana Carvey used to say, "Notgonnadooit."

I like the BDHouse......seems like a nice place for a great going-away party!

I agree. When I was in Providence I heard stories of students who ended up living there - it was converted into housing for a while - and claiming it was haunted, but in a benign and almost charming way.

*sigh* I really need another tramp through Providence!

Hugs to you.
jan_u_wine
Apr. 15th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
trampin' thru Providence....

i think that sounds like a great title for a short story....

lizziebelle
Apr. 15th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
One of these days I'm going to have to do the Lovecraft tour of Providence. It really isn't very far away, maybe an hour from here.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 15th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm salivating at the thought of the amazing photos you'd take! *flail*

I loved my tour so much. Incredible architecture. You could see why HPL was entranced.
gilda_elise
Apr. 16th, 2015 11:18 am (UTC)
Sad day, indeed. Lovecraft's passing was a great loss to the genre. Along with Poe, he led me into horror, where I've stayed ever since.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 16th, 2015 11:25 pm (UTC)
To Lovecraft and Poe! *raises metaphorical lighter in the metaphorical darkness*
litlover12
Apr. 16th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
I followed you on Twitter and got a notification that you were following me back, and then another notification that you'd tweeted me a link. Then both notifications disappeared. Glitch?
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 16th, 2015 11:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, so sorry - I got hacked almost immediately upon signing up, and I had to change all of my information. I'm still trying to work out what *I* did and what was done without my knowledge. *facepalm* Apologies!!!
litlover12
Apr. 17th, 2015 02:39 am (UTC)
Bummer! What a welcome to Twitter that must have been. :-( I've heard of people getting hacked, but not right away like that!
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