Sookie: How old are you? Am I allowed to ask that?
Bill: I was made vampire in 1865. When I was 30 human years old.
Sookie: Wow, you look older than that.
Bill: Life was harder then.
Sookie: Were you in the Civil War?
Bill: I was.
Sookie: Would you be willing to come and talk to my grandmother's club? It's mostly a bunch of old people who had family in the war. They call themselves the Descendants of the Glorious Dead.
Bill: The Glorious Dead? There is nothing glorious about dying in a war. A bunch of starving, freezing boys killing each other so the rich people can stay rich. Madness.