Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Time Is Now For The ‘Clocketbook’

UNION, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The clock is ticking for a visually-impaired woman in Union, New Jersey, who is trying to market a combination purse and wall clock.

Patricia Joyner is the creator of the “clocketbook,” a purse that features a 10-inch wall clock on the outside pouch so that people with bad vision can keep track of the time.

Joyner started losing her sight seven years ago and credits the “clocketbook” with keeping her life running in a timely manner.

Besides helping visually-impaired people, there are other benefits. Joyner says the big hands on the clock helped her great-grandchildren learn the time and can be a great conversation starter.

In her words, “People yell at me across the street, ‘Lady, what time is it?’”

But not everything is running like a clock for Joyner. Recently, when she was on a cruise, one of her fellow passengers became very angry because she wouldn’t sell the “clocketbook” to her.

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