No, nobody I know has died. At least not lately. Yesterday afternoon I ran across a request on a cemetery website for photos of the 2 tombstones in Hollow Square Cemetery featured above, and living close by as well as being treasurer for the cemetery upkeep fund, I decided to respond to the request. It was late afternoon, as you can tell from the shadows.
I couldn't resist starting off with one of our new Sawyerville signs! This is the one to the west, just beyond County Road 15 which you see in the background (or, as it always will be to me, the Lock 6 Road, although the lock and dam have been gone since the 1950s). There's a matching sign to the east, not far from the entrance to what used to be the Umbria Plantation. The signs are the brainchild of and were funded by one of my newly-discovered cousins of whom I am deeply proud. They've been up a couple of weeks now, but only this past week did I get around to taking pictures.
I just noticed that my first spider lily has poked up out of the ground. Seems to me they are late this year. Sometimes they are called hurricane lilies because they tend to pop up after the first fall hurricane. But maybe it's not the rains by themselves but the dry spell before, and we really didn't have much of a dry spell until the last couple of weeks before our light, slow showers of the last few days.