Now when I was a baby mama named me after the great Civil War hero General Nathan Bedford Forrest. She said we was related to him in some way. And what he did was He started up this club called the Ku Kux Klan. They'ed all dress up in their robes and their bedsheets, And act like a bunch of ghosts or spooks or somethin'. They'ed even put bedsheets on their horses and ride around. And anyway, that's how I got my name: Forrest Gump. My mama said the Forrest part was to remind me that sometimes we all do things that well, just don't make no sense.