If Starbucks is offering pumpkin spice flavorings, it’s time to start thinking about the (day called) Hallowe’en graveyard tour! Last year more than a dozen New Gardeners dressed up and represented some of the fascinating people interred in our cemetery, and I almost remembered to stop at each of their graves (Sorry, “Mary Nicholson”!). One hundred people from around the community enjoyed the lantern-lit tour.

Let me know if you’d like to reprise a role — or test out your thespian chops by assuming the persona of a dead person! I have descriptions for 45 characters. Just let me know! And Starbucks donates coffee for the occasion, given the Starbucks buried at New Garden. Don’t worry; it’s not pumpkin spice. Max L. Carter (mcarter@guilford.edu)