“Too old to be young and too young to be old…”

I watched Fried Green Tomatoes last night – one of my favorite movies – but this time the following scene had a whole new meaning for me….ENJOY!

 

 

Jessica Tandy – BOLD ITALICS

Kathy Bates – NORMAL

 

NOW, YOU TELL ME WHAT’S BOTHERIN’ YOU, SUGAR.

 

I JUST, I JUST FEEL SO USELESS. SO, SO POWERLESS.

 

EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH THAT.

 

BUT I CAN’T STOP EATIN’. EVERY DAY I TRY AND TRY AND EVERY DAY I GO OFF! I HIDE CANDY BARS ALL OVER THE HOUSE.

 

A CANDY BAR AIN’T GONNA HURT YA NONE.

 

ONE? NO. BUT 10 OR 11? I CAN’T EVEN LOOK AT MY OWN VAGINA.

 

I CAN’T HELP YA ON THAT ONE.

 

I WISH I HAD THE COURAGE TO GET IT OVER WITH AND GET REALLY FAT. OH, MRS. THREADGOODE, I JUST…I’M TOO YOUNG TO BE OLD AND I’M TOO OLD TO BE YOUNG. MAYBE I’M JUST GOIN’ CRAZY.

 

YOU GET HOT FLASHES?

 

SOMETIMES.

 

YOU GET THE SWEATS AND YOUR HEARTS STARTS A-POUNDIN’?

 

HOW DID YOU KNOW?

 

SIMPLE, HONEY. YOU’RE GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE. I USED TO BURST INTO TEARS FOR NO REASON AT ALL. YOU NEED SOME HORMONES. HMMM? MAYBE SOME STRESSTABS NUMBER 4 FOR GOOD MEASURE.

 

REALLY? IS THAT ALL?

 

SURE, HONEY. YOU GET YOURSELF SOME HORMONES. THEN YOU GET OUTTA THE HOUSE AND GET A JOB. WITH YOUR PRETTY COMPLEXION…I’LL BET YOU’LL BE GREAT WITH COSMETICS.

 

I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. I WAS ABOUT YOUR AGE WHEN I HAD MY CHILD. THEN I WENT THROUGH THE CHANGE OF LIFE.

 

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  • Monica

    I can relate! 🙂

     
     
     
  • A very nice way to describe the Menopause, and its just about bang on right.
    thank you for the article.
    Tony Cook

     
     
     
  • Becky

    I can relate too. 6 months with no period and I’m like a shark in a feeding frenzy. Just can’t talk myself out of it eating. Spent a year losing 50 lbs through diligent diet and exercise, then spent the following year putting 40 back on. Aaarrrrggghhhh.

     
     
     
  • This is so ironic, not only am I watching the movie now, and wondering, “what is going on with me,” but I have had some of the same experiences from the movie; the over eating, especially cake, cookies and candy; and having missed my “1st, one”, if you know what I mean and crying, because a car jumped in front of me; I mean really, crying over a car jumping in front of me? I mean seriously, I live in Atlanta, GA, the car hopping, jumping capital of the world. When I started watching this movie for the “10th,” time, I’m like hmmm, its all making sense now; stress tabs number 4, omG, I need to find those things. Just happened on this site, while on my search. The other comments were also helpful; thanks I don’t feel so of alone now.

    Elaine