When I was a younger man I like many in the 70s watched ‘The Waltons’ on TV. I was totally taken with the writings of Earl Hamner and as an aspiring writer I wanted to write like ‘John Boy Walton’. Nothing has changed.
I remember watching the film ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’, that was twenty five years ago. My memory was always that it was very much a John Boy Walton story. Tonight I watched ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ for the first time in many years and I was surprised to find that it was no such thing.
It is one of those stories that has a lot of content, but you make a lot of it up yourself. I feel I made up the Walton’s bit. It is nonetheless a fine story and worthy of a couple of hours of anyone’s time.
If you get to watch it and stay right to the end you will understand the title of this post. Enjoy, I’m sure you will.