JOAN B. GARVEY, a former teacher and tour guide, is a native New Orleanian. MARY LOU WIDMER, a native of New Orleans, is a certified descendant of the area's settlers prior to the Louisiana Purchase. She is a member of the Louisiana Colonials and the Daughters of 1812. Editors KATHY SPIESS and KAREN WILDENFELS are the owners of the Tale of Two Sisters bookstore in Covington, Louisiana. Karen Chappetta, a native of New Orleans, currently works as a paralegal. She and her sister, Kathy Spiess, owned Tale of Two Sisters Bookstore in Covington, Louisiana.