Gray And Blue
“I’m from Tennessee originally,” Colonel Bob said.
“I knew that,” said Bernie.
“My great great whatever he was grandfather fought for the south, like yours,” Colonel Bob said. “Rode with Nathan Bedford Forrest, in fact.”
“Not at Fort Pillow, I hope?” Bernie said.
Bernie shook his head. Colonel Bob shook his head, too. I just lay there in our kitchen. It was real early in the morning and I wasn’t quite awake, a nice, heavy kind of feeling.
“I dropped out of high school and enlisted,” Colonel Bob said.
“I knew that, too,” said Bernie.
“But the night before I shipped out, I happened to meet this girl.”
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