Elizabeth Crook

Stories

Our House

Sometimes a home is more important than a hometown.

Dad vs. the Dress Code

In 1971 I wore hip-huggers and other clothes
appropriate to the times. This did not please the
superintendent of the San Marcos public schools, and his
displeasure did not please my father.

Aunt Sister

There was a lot about Rosita Holdsworth Hollar that pegged her as the least likely role model in my family: She was cantankerous and sharp-tongued, something of a loner, and a terrible cook and housekeeper. But there have been many times when her example has been a comfort to me.