top of page

Rocky and Us

Rocky Balboa and Burned Out Old Broads Broad

For Ted's 80th Birthday we spent two and a half weeks in his hometown of Philadelphia. When you visit Philly there are three to see: The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum is powerful but more powerful still is the gigantic flight of steps leading to the main entrance. At the base is a statue of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and as I looked at Rocky I saw tourists running up the steps as Stallone did in "Rocky" the movie.

I did, however, what smart, burned-out old broads know to do. In the picture above you will see me, giving the Rocky salute at the BOTTOM of the steps.

I did some serious thinking about how Rocky's Run through Philadelphia and up those steps, was just like life for us seasoned ladies.

We run through our life.

Ones who love/care fur us cheer us on.

People begin the follow us as we run.

They cheer us on.

But there are obstacles.

The great quote from Rocky is:

"Life ain't always sunshine and rainbows.

It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to the ground and keep you there permanently if you let it, but it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."

We aren't Rocky, but we've all been hit and knocked to the ground by life.

Rocky runs by a group of birds and sends them flying, just as we have sent some people flying as well.

Rocky comes to barriers. He leaps over them, just as we have done, breaking them down and making changes.

WE are Rocky Balboa - we old ladies.

The link below the photo goes to Rocky's Run on YouTube. Play it. See how it matches your life. And when the soundtrack - one of the greatest in movie history stops, and Rocky reaches the top of the steps and raises both arms in a victory salute - stand up! Give yourself your own salute. 

You have done the Rocky Run and kept moving forward. Congratulations. The victory salute belongs to you.


Now! You can order

BOOB Girls XI:

The Gun Found at Marks

You will be invited to a fun launch party near the end of July.

If you can't come, just send a check for 

$15 to

Joy Brown, Apt 322

8141 Farnam Dr, Omaha NE 68114

As soon as the book is off the press, we'll send you an inscribed and autographed copy using the name that is on your check.

Remember - the books are on Kindle if you read on a tablet or your computer.You can go directly to Amazon Kindle or through our website.

And soon!! Book I:

The BOOB Girls: The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12

will be on Kindle in Audible so ladies who are low vision can listen to the book.


Order any BOOB Girls book

Just send a check for $15 to:

Joy Brown

8141 Farnam Drive, #322

Omaha NE 68114

For credit card purchases,call Joy


and if you want an entire set make the check $100 for all 10 books

15 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page