Every Saturday, I share my weekly Artist Date.
For the next few weeks, I’m going to share some of the stops we made during the road trip I took with my mom and one of my sisters.
One of my favorite stops was Juliette, Georgia, one of the filming locations for the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.
From the 1880’s to the 1950’s, Juliette was a mill town, but when the mill closed, the town went into decline.
When the town was scouted for the movie, many of the building were abandoned and covered with kudzu.
Today, Juliette is a stop for those who love the movie. The buildings now house shops offering souvenirs, gifts and antiques. There is also The Whistle Stop Cafe.
The Whistle Stop Cafe building was built in 1927 by Edward L. Williams, Sr. He ran a general merchandise store there for 45 years, closing it in 1972.
After the movie, The Whistle Stop Cafe was made into a real cafe.
Probably not hard to guess what we ordered…fried green tomatoes.
I enjoyed Juliette, Georgia, because although it is a tourist attraction, it isn’t “slick.” The shops are unique and quaint.
While my sister and I ran around, my mom and aunt were welcome to sit and visit outside the shops.
There was even a stray dog, Shep, who worked her way around town and was allowed to come in one of the shops.
A wonderful day, filled with wonderful memories.
I love movies. If you’d like to read about my favorites, I have the posts gather under the category A Bowl of Popcorn, a Movie and Thou.