Lane Z. is a 4th-grade student at Flour Bluff Elementary. He loves hunting, baseball, dogs, a good riddle, and a funny joke.
Q: Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?
A: He didn’t have the guts.
Q: What has a mouth but never talks? What runs but never walks? What has a bed but never sleeps?
A: A river
Q: There were 48 cows and 28 chickens. How many cows ate chickens?
Q: Why does a golfer wear two pairs of pants?
A: In case he gets a hole in one.
Q: What three candies can you find at school?
A: Nerds, Dum Dums, and Smarties
Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Flour Bluff, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer a glimpse into the past and present of the little community of Flour Bluff. She wrote for The Flour Bluff Messenger, wrote and edited for The Texas Shoreline News, a Corpus Christi print newspaper that existed from December 2017 to April 2020, served as copy editor on three books, and continues to tutor students of all ages in the lively art of writing.