Charles Jefferson Anderson, IV, Charlie-T to family, hopped on a rocker and watched Great Grandpa Charles in another.
“Why are you out here alone Pa?”
“It’s quiet,” Charles answered. “Did I ever tell you about the fool who broke his tooth on this porch?” Charlie-T said no, although he knew the story verbatim.
Charlie-T sat quietly, alternating between looking at his Pa and at his feet. “And that’s how I knew Great Granny Jenny would be my wife,” Charles concluded. Some of the mourners were leaving.
“I miss her, Pa,” Charlie-T said.
“Me too,” Charles said.