For the Confederacy, it all went South from there
They had to March first.
So I applied for a General Grant.
[this one is actually technically a mom joke]
...and I was explaining how the practice originated during the American Civil War, but they're still young, so I had to explain how we got into the war.
Me (Dad): "...so the South didn't like what the North was doing and they decided they wanted to quit the country."
Wife (Mom): "AND THEY SECEDED! ... Get it? SECEDED! HAHAHAHHA! It's like succeeded, but it... nobody?"