‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe’ by Fannie Flagg

Wanderlust at home

fried tomatoes

“Evelyn Couch had come to Rose Terrace with her husband, Ed, who was visiting his mother, Big Momma, a recent but reluctant arrival. Evelyn had just escaped them both and had gone into the visitor’s lounge in the back, where she could enjoy her candy bar in peace and quiet. But the moment she sat down, the old woman beside her began to talk….”

Thus starts the weekly conversations that slowly grows into something much deeper, between Evelyn and Mrs. Cleo Threadgoode, the eighty six year old resident of the nursing home. Evelyn is at a bewildered stage in her life, where she has clearly played all the rules set for her by her mother and then later by her husband and possibly her children as well. She is now confused as to where the rewards are, forget about the world around her, she cannot understand even her immediate family…

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About wanderlustathome

Dabbling in numbers for a living while dreaming of words all the while.

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