|| Reed Tait is the pen name for two women who live in Alabama, one in a rural area outside of Birmingham, and the other in a rural area outside of Mobile. They are both retired,one from a business career, the other from the fields of banking investments, and the healthcare field. They both grew up living in several states,...but came to the Deep South 52 years ago. They came across a story that a great grandmother in the family wrote about her own life in the 1880s. They were impressed by the differences in her life as compared to their lives. They decided to record a few incidents from their own lives in the 1950s and 1960s and they greatly fictionalized those, and then invented a large number of new ones, to be able to write the story of Delia and Essie. Their book targets those who are interested in what the old days were like, but it is also for the women who lived during those times, and who had many of the same experiences as the characters. They wrote this because they had a story to tell, but mostly because they each think the other one is the funniest woman on the planet.