Rose's aunt's funeral provides an opportunity for her, Dorothy, and Blanche to cope with some of their phobias.
Did You Know?
The title reference comes from the First Inaugural Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 4, 1933: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear... is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror..." See more
When Sophia tells Dorothy and Blanche to taste the food she cooked, she said her husband put the look of total, instant pleasure on her face once in their marriage of 52 years. Previously when Sophia visited Dorothy at the museum where Blanche works, she stated she was married 45 years. See more
But there's a good part to being scared, you get to know who your friends are. They're the ones who help you not be scared.
References My Sister Sam