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Give Me A Leg Up

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Ideas? A Reminder from your last Blog

Notes from Joy

BOOB Girl Talk for your groups

New Offers in The BOOB Girl Series

Robinson Leary casually strolled into the Meadow lakes Dining room. A very upscale computer case hung over her shoulder. Brown leather. Initials RL engraved on a gold bar over the clasp, super expensive clasp as well. A gift from Raven Five Horns.


Very Up scale.

Raven, seated at table 12, smiled a small smile as he watched how she walked with the leather case proudly displayed. Everyone gathered around table 12 noticed Robbie and the case.

“Classy,” Wiley Vondra said.

“Beautiful,” Mary Rose McGill and Hadley Joy Morris Whitfield said together.

“Sweet Jesus!” Marge Aaron said, mimicking Robbie’s “Sweet Jesus.”

Alphonso Greatwood nodded, well aware of Upscale.

Robbie sat, put the computer case on the table, clasp and initials up, and blew Raven a kiss. The corners of his lips twitched in a small smile.

“Met a new resident,” Robbie announced.

They looked at her.

“Neal O’Neal,” she grinned.

“Neal O’Neal?” they all said together.

“I know Shaquille O’Neal,” Alphonso said, seriously.

“Nowhere near!” Robbie announced.

“Zed Zonker introduced us and we visited. He has a story!”

They listened.

“Seems his wife died. A Few years later, he married again, this time to a lady who did not take kindly to his late nights at the pub with the boys. So much so that several times she went to the pub, grabbed him by the ear and dragged him home.”

Robbie looked around. She had their attention.

“She also had a wooden leg.”

More intent attention.

“One afternoon,” Robbie said, leaning forward, “she removed her leg, laid down and took a nap.”

Mary Rose interrupted, “I relate to that!”

Robbie smiled at her. “Neal O’Neal waited until she was sound asleep, took her wooden leg, climbed up a ladder and put it on the roof!”

Everyone looked at her and blinked. Geoffrey, who had been laying quietly under the table, shifted, and put his head on Robbie’s foot.

“The roof?” Marge asked.

“The roof,” Robbie said, “then he cut three rungs out of the ladder and headed for the pub.”

Total silence.

Wiley grinned. “Smart man.”

Alphonso nodded.

Marge looked at Hadley and shook her head.

Mary Rose held up her hand like a schoolgirl. “I have a question,” she said to Robbie.

Robbie smiled at her.

“How can a woman climb a ladder with rungs IN it, with only one leg?”

They all looked a Robbie.

Robbie shrugged and began opening her upscale computer bag.

Senile Squad Meets The BOOB Girls

Two people let me know another old person was writing books about old people for old people. One thought my ideas had been stolen. Not so! But oh. How I wish I had thought of this!

Chris LeGrow, an Omaha cop, has written two books: The Senile Squad and The Broad Squad. The story is of a retirement (really an extended care) facility for retired cops who do sneaky, rogue, undercover work to catch bad guys.

Chris, Ted and I had a long, fun coffee yesterday. He and I want to grab a couple of bar stools and talk about writing what I mentioned above – writing books aby old people about old people for old people.

We like each other, we fit well, we laugh a lot together. We will make good conversation sitting on those bar stools. Now - - We need your help.

What should we talk about?

A couple of thoughts:

1. Start out with our history – Chris is a cop almost ready to retire He’s seen a lot of death and mean stuff. I was a bereavement specialist and saw a lot of grief and mean stuff, too. How did we end up writing comedy mysteries?

2. Put the names of our characters in a basket, have five names drawn, and talk about those characters.

3. How we picked names for our characters.

4. Events in our lives went into our stories.

We need about five more ideas. That’s where you come in.

What else should be include?

What should we title this hopefully fun, entertaining, and informative conversation?

Shoot me off some ideas, BOOB Girls! If you were in the audience, what would you lie to hear?

Three Specials:

1. One BOOB Girls Birds Poster:

Janet found one lonely poster (size of a small movie poster) by Jim Campbell of the The BOOB Girls as birds. From Left to right: Esmeralda St Benedict, Maggie Patten, You (because there is always room for one more at Table 12, Mary Rose McGill, Robinson Leary, Marge Aaron, Hadley Joy Morris-Whitfield, Patty Whack. And below is Marge’s red cane and the evil Finigan Farquer peering around the tree and “lurking.”

First one to respond saying you want it gets it for $30.

2. Any Six Books for $60.

Take your pick, first six, last six, mix and match. A great way to start a collection or fill in the missing ones.

3. An idea for a very special gift.

Read the A Note from Joy below then order book I for a friend with cancer. Type the words You are my Chemo-Sabe on a piece of paper and write a note to go with the book.

A Mother’s Day Gift – Th BOOB Girls. Click here!

A note from Joy

I received this touching letter from Eleanor. Thank you, Eleanor. It gives us one more idea of how to care.


A friend gave me a copy of your first book. At that time I was in rehab and pretty much bedridden. I read it and laughed out loud. Every time I laughed I highlighted the section that brought on the laugh. Then, when I got depressed and sad because my getting better was so damned slow, I got the book out and read all the highlighted parts. It helped so much.

Here’s the idea mentioned above: send the first book to a friend who is ill along with a note from you and a highlighter.

Now that things are opening up some, I will be available for speaking. At least I HOPE we’ll be opening up some! The BOOB Girls Talk will be shorter, 30-40 minutes, and will be available only within 150 miles of Omaha. And there is an entirely new, delightful talk: The Gun Found at Marks.

Complete with gun!

Talk 1: The BOOB Girls – the Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12

Talk 2: The Gun Found at Marks (true story in book XI)

For information, email or call at 402-639-2939.

These are laugh out loud talks that include how older women are beautiful and BOOB Girl Books will be waiting for you.

Credit cards: website or 402-639-2939

Check to Joy Brown at

8141 Farnam St, #322, Omaha NE 68114

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