Mrs. Bayless was one of my favorite English teachers. I had her in junior high. We diagrammed a lot of sentences. I loved diagramming sentences. It was such a delight for me to use different colored pencils and make all the lines.
Mrs. Bayless had several pithy expressions that contained advice or wisdom.
Everyday when she took roll, she would say, "Speak now or forever hold your zero."
Then if someone said, "Do we have to?"
She would answer, "You only have to do two things in life. Pay taxes and die."
She didn't like the Channel 5 news. Her comment was, "Channel 5 News is the 'What's New at the Zoo' newscast."
I just reread my post from yesterday and there are some badly composed sentences. Forgive me Mrs. Bayless.