Reporter’s notebook: Cellphone somewhere in that purse


LEWISTON — When calling Farwell Elementary School Principal Althea Walker last week, I heard a funny recorded message.

“Hi. I can’t find my phone. I’m looking in the bottom of my purse,” Walker said.

Yes! I so relate!

A few people in my life (not naming names, OK, adult sons) get annoyed because I don’t pick up their calls quick enough for their liking. Well, my phone is too darn big to put in my pocket, if I’m lucky enough that day to be wearing anything with pockets. (Women’s fashions doesn’t have pockets.)

My phone is in the depths of my purse. So like Walker, I’ll get to it. Meanwhile, call my real phone.

— Bonnie Washuk