Return Trip

by David James

Lou Ann and Bobby drove in from Slidell and had a small, New Orleans wedding with just a one night honeymoon at the Monteleone because the next morning Bobby had to go. It was barely daylight as Lou Ann kissed him goodbye several times and blew him kisses as his cab pulled away, taking him to Moissant Airport where he boarded a plane going back to ‘Nam. Bobby got back home a little early — in a flag-draped, wooden box.