Louisa Piacun Jochum tells the first nine chapters of her electric, fascinating life. Lou’s mom killed her dad then herself on December 30, 1934. Lou’s husband Emile Jochum drowned trying to save a boy in the Industrial canal in New Orleans leaving Lou behind to raise five children. We became close friends circa 2003-04 when Lou was 82-83 years old and I was about 33-34. She is missed and loved.