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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Google Doodle’
Posted: March 8th, 2013

WatchTime marches on and the Google doodle — see below — reminds us today is International Women’s Day. It has been a national holiday since 1918 in some countries. Here’s a link to the official site. Celebrate — we’ve come a long way, baby!

Throughout our history, we’ve had wrist bling from Timex, Bulova, Citizen, Swatch, Omega, Rado, Longines and Rolex — if you are really lucky. At left is a pricey vintage number with a woman front and center — it’s a 1970 Vintage Geneve Wittnauer with cultured pearls in 14kt gold. It’s now worth more than $5,000. If you have  a vintage watch, get it on your wrist! The photo is from the Ross & Simons website. It is one-of-a-kind.

What’s the trend in timepieces?Anything goes. In recent years, wrist bling has gone from chunky and bold to stunning and retro. Here’s a great feature from Squidoo to help you decide what watch is right for you.  My mom’s timepieces ranged from a clock necklace to locket watches to wristwatches with tiny faces that required a magnifying glass to read.

I’ve never seen anything like that $5,000 piece in the picture above, but I remember a cameo piece and other pillbox style pop open watches like this Helzberg. HelzbergsOh, to have kept all the jewelry from family and friends.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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Posted: October 31st, 2012











Another masterpiece for Halloween —  the Google Doodle welcomes us to lucky building Number 13. A black cat sits in a trash can while a raven walks the rooftop. A skeleton dances in front. Click on the doors, cat, raven and skeleton, and get a show. The doors open to monsters that spell out Google. Happy Halloween!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: April 24th, 2012

If you click on Google today, it unzips the history of the zipper and pays tribute to Gideon Sundback. Now Sundback did not invent the zipper, but he perfected it as I heard in a meeting this morning with Tom New from WQLN Public Media and Marnie Mead Oberle from the Erie Times News.

It’s Sundback’s birthday, and he also patented the zipper. He became involved with the Universal Fastener Company, founded in 1893. Those of us in Pennsylvania find this fasten-ating  because the Talon Zipper company was founded as Universal Fastener Company — it eventually moved to Meadville, Pennsylvania. In 1978, the company was sold, but those of us who live around these parts will never forget Talon.

Here’s the history of the zipper. Thanks to Google Doodle for an educational look at Sundback and the zipper.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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