Let’s check in on our old pal, “Coeur d’Alene woman.”
As always, the best way to do that is to search this newspaper’s electronic archives for recent appearances of that exact phrasing.
It was obvious at a glance that “Coeur d’Alene woman” has been busy. She is one irrepressible gal.
For instance, she “has filed a federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama.”
And right about the same time she “zeroed in on gluten.”
In addition, it’s good to know she “is following her heart instead of choosing one of the paths with the greatest potential for job growth.”
That’s so like her.
Sadly, though, she was bilked “out of her high-end riverside home.”
Maybe she was distracted with worry about that when she “rear-ended another driver.”
In any event, she will have time for reflection as she “will spend at least two years in prison.”
On a happier note, she scored a lottery win and “claimed her prize.”
Of course, she’ll probably need it to pay her lawyer.
There’s no doubt that life has been a challenge for “Coeur d’Alene woman.”
For one thing, “someone spray-painted a swastika” on her car.
But did that get her down? No. In fact, she “wanted to pass along whatever information she could” to parents.
Still, if it’s not one thing it’s another.
There was the time she “awoke to find a man she did not know lying next to her in bed.”
She is not, however, without a support network. One S-R story mentioned that “a community of caring individuals is coming together to lend a hand” to help.
So she has that going for her.
But let’s face it. Sometimes you just have to decide that, when it comes to the adventures of “Coeur d’Alene woman,” things could always be worse.
Take the time she was reported missing. That was cause for concern, of course. But then she “was found unconscious in a Coeur d’Alene motel room.”
Oh, happy day.
And what about “Coeur d’Alene man”?
Today’s Slice question (suggested by Mike Kraft): If Spokane were in California, which city would it be? Fresno? Stockton? Redding? San Bernardino? Bakersfield?