Writer suffers from a case of permanent CRS
Kathy Cooke

The unthinkable has happened. All of the numbers that I saved in my cell phone are GONE!

People, I have had waaaaaay too many Diet Mt. Dews today to deal with this rationally.

I use my cell phone for my home phone, cell phone, work phone, etc. I have been collecting phone numbers on this phone for over 10 years. Friends, family, clients, coworkers, 800 numbers for bills, restaurants, groups I belong to, you get the idea. I don’t even know where to begin collecting.

I used to know phone numbers. I used to could tell you the phone number of every single restaurant in Rockdale. I used to know numbers of all my friends. Heck, I can even remember that Denise Miller’s phone number was 446-5040 when we were in elementary.

But I can’t tell you what my brother’s phone numbers are now. I barely know my daughter’s numbers. I have gotten so used to not dialing or punching in numbers anymore. I just find them in my phone and push “call.”

No more repetition and apparently, that is the only way I ever learned anything.

I called the cell phone company. I called Customer Service. Apparently I am just SOL due to the problem being something that I did. Apparently there is not a magic button that they can push to fix things when people do something stupid. I really hate that.

What I really hate is that my memory is so bad now...what was I talking about?


The Rockale Noon Lions annual Food Drive has been extended to end of the day Wednesday, April 20. This drive is held every year to benefit the Rockdale Food Pantry.

The Rockdale Reporter is the drop off point again this year. We have some food collected but we need a whole lot more.

The Reporter is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we are ready to accept your food.

Items needed are canned soups, canned chili, canned meat and pasta products such as spaghetti and meat sauce, canned fruits, canned vegetables, all types of canned meat products, macaroni and cheese mixes, peanut butter, small boxes of dry cereal.

And other items such as toilet paper, paper towels and bar hand soap are always needed.

Contact Kathy Cooke at 446-5838 or

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