From “A Halcyon Childhood,” to “Cars I Have Known,” the author has written of everyday things, everyday feelings, and everyday happenings in a little town of close friends, a strong community spirit, and a fervent support of the school system. It is a town of loyalty and love and faith. Many of the essays have been published in the local newspaper.
Elizabeth Gill, a retired teacher, began her school days at a little one-teacher rural school, County Line, in Franklin County, Texas. After receiving her B.A. degree from East Texas Baptist College in 1949, she and her new husband went to Mont Belvieu, Texas, to teach in Barbers Hill High School. In a series of essays, she writes about her life as a country school girl, of her family life, and her adventures as a high school teacher.