The launching of Boomer on the Ledge™ – let’s party!

I had some apprehension when Boomer on the Ledge™ – the book and the doll – came to life on 10/17/17. I was worried about how the world would treat them. I wondered if they’d live up to my hopes and dreams.

And I had to plan a launch party. It’s a stretch for me to arrange a lunch date let alone a larger gathering, where I have to find a venue, invite people and decide on snacks.

So I consulted with my friend, Michele, who is an expert entertainer, and she helped me choose the perfect place, and agreed to be my helper at the event. When I learned there was also a party planner on-premise and one of the food options was a bottomless bowl of queso dip, I knew the Boomer on the Ledge launch party was destined for success.

Michele made sure everyone signed the guest book

I could tell you all about it, but I’ve decided to let the Boomer on the Ledge give you her perspective regarding the day’s activities.

Me: What did you think of the party?

BOTL: I was frustrated while sequestered in plastic bags, but when people claimed me as their own and freed me from captivity, I couldn’t wait to show them how to have fun.

Me: What did you do at the party?

BOTL: Your cousin, Brenda, had me draped over a pumpkin on her table. And Maxwell, your grandson, wouldn’t let go of me, stroking my hair and telling everyone how soft I was. It was delightful to see such divergent ends of the age spectrum enjoying me.

Cousin Brenda posing BOTL and Maxwell enamored with her hair

Me: Were you surprised at how much people liked you?

BOTL: Not really. I know you were nervous about it, but I was confident that once they saw how adorable I was everyone would want me. I don’t have the same insecurities that you have.

Brenda DeRoche, the seamstress whose skills brought BOTL to life and the doll lounging on Brenda’s sewing machine.

Me: Did you think people had fun?

BOTL: Did they ever! Several folks came early and stayed late, laughing and visiting with one another. Even people who had never met mingled and had a blast telling stories about you. Now, don’t get your knickers in a knot, because I’m pretty sure they won’t use any of the material for blackmail.

Me: Do you think people liked the book?

BOTL: It has me in it, so duh! Of course, they liked the book. I’m hilarious.

Me: Do you think they got the concept of the Boomer on the Ledge?

BOTL: Considering you had someone texting photos to you before the party ended with me posing with her new owner in an assisted living facility, I’d say they got into the spirit of what the Boomer on the Ledge is all about.

Me: What are you all about?

BOTL: I help people view aging as something that includes fun and laughter, and I bring out their creativity when they think of funny ways they can pose me in their daily lives. Here’s what I overheard Marcella say after the party, “My doll is doing what I would love to do. Because of Molly’s imagination, mine has been restored!”

Marcella’s doll #19 went crazy for Halloween candy and paid the price for her indulgence

Me: I am truly blessed to have you in my life, along with such fantastic family and friends.

I love you guys!

BOTL: Your friend Julie said it best: ‘Congratulations on the successful launch of Boomer, both in print and in polyester. A room full of friends and family, praise for your book and talents and pictures of you with your supporters – what a day! Boomer is now in the dining room of Sylvia Ross Home (assisted living) with 40 of the Greatest Generation, enjoying her new friends. It did look a bit like Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room as they all wanted to see if she had bladder protection and lifted up her dress, one by one.”

Me: You do have bladder protection, right?

BOTL: (Rolled her painted eyes)

Posed on top of a package of adult incontinence aids (we don’t like to call them diapers).

What mischief can you imagine your boomer doll getting into? Is she a party animal like mine? 

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Now available on Amazon my book about the antics of an aging boomer: Boomer on the Ledge™
BOTL doll available with book in my online store.
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63 thoughts on “The launching of Boomer on the Ledge™ – let’s party!

    • Thank you, Terri. I am delighted that the people who bought dolls are having so much fun with them. I have an electronic folder full of hilarious poses that I can’t wait to share on BOTL’s Facebook page.

  1. “…pictures of you with your supporters…” I imagine that Boomer on the Ledge needs lots of support to make it through the day! Support shoes, supportive stockings, etc. Too bad the Kindle version of the book didn’t come with a digital version of Boomer.

  2. Congratulations! This is wonderful. i love the idea behind Boomer. Aging without humor is just wrinkles and vapo rub. So, I appreciate your take on this topic ripe for all of us to take a look at and smile.

  3. Sounds like a fab party and just love the concept……where can I find my own Boomer?? As someone who invariably has something out of socket or not working, she could really help me do the things i want to…like last week when I couldn’t strut my stuff at an Abba tribute night (yet my parents, in their 70s, could!)…….

  4. Hope you had a gala time on your book launch party, Molly…..the interview with BOTL was indeed an unique idea in this post…..loved reading it..:)

  5. Congratulations Molly on the launch of your book “Boomer on the Ledge.” I keep it next to my computer to give me inspiration when I am here writing. So glad the launch was successful and I am sure we will be seeing more of the Boomer on the Ledge in the future.

  6. Congratulations on this launch, Molly. It looks like it was great fun! Your recent guest post on my site was also a hit with readers — thank you so much!

  7. Congrats again on the launch party, Molly! Hope your massive holiday sales shut down the internet. After payments clear. I regret not ordering the doll but, you know, terrier. Best, dj

  8. That looks like such fun, Molly. What a great idea to have an actual launch party… a real party! Loved the interview and the photos of BOTL in various situations… especially hung over on Halloween candy. Ha ha ha. You have some wonderful fans. I just can’t wait to dive into the book. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Diana. I found your comment in my spam folder and have given the spam filter a piece of my mind, which I’m sure I’ll miss in the not too distant future. Anyway, it was a fun party for sure and I love how the owners of BOTL dolls latched onto her and displayed their creativity with her. It was all I had hoped for. And I’m proud to call you one of my wonderful fans. XO

  9. Sounds like a great launch party! LP can also stand for little person (your doll), long-playing records (of the pre-CD era boomers grew up in), and laudable post (what you just wrote)!

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