Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Pages 123 - 156 Summary & Analysis

Fannie Flagg
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At Rose Terrace Nursing Home, Mrs. Threadgoode tells Evelyn about Railroad Bill, the bandit that threw food out of moving trains so the residents of Troutville wouldn’t starve during the depression. Sheriff Grady was so outraged that he couldn’t catch Railroad Bill that he hired twenty extra officers just to ride the trains searching for him. His identity was never discovered. Mrs. Threadgoode also mentions The Dill Pickle Club, which Idgie started. The club met once a month as an excuse to drink in excess and tell tall tales. The Dill Pickles prided themselves on their ability to tell believable lies. The Dill Pickle Club’s other mission was to harass Reverend Scroggins, a teetotaler. Mrs. Threadgoode also tells the story of when her son, Albert, was born. She and Cleo had tried, unsuccessfully, for many years to have...

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