By Bob Welch
Do you pay a trip to Bedford Falls each Christmas? Does December suppose incomplete with no reminder that “no guy is a failure who has friends”? If George and Mary Bailey are annual site visitors at your place in the course of the vacation trips, you know that It’s an excellent Life is much greater than only a festive seasonal movie. It’s a mirrored image of what we will be while we’re at our greatest and a reminder that our lives can switch every body round us—for higher or worse. Revisit the defining classes in Frank Capra’s 1946 vintage, and observe new dimensions of the movie you’ve visible repeatedly. What are you able to research from Mary’s quiet contentedness? Does George’s selflessness make you reconsider your personal priorities? and the way approximately Clarence’s dogged dedication to his project? subscribe to writer Bob Welch for a close-up of the characters and topics that form this gorgeous tale. You’ll be reminded that life’s most crucial paintings is frequently the paintings we by no means deliberate to do and that God can use the most...
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He’s with his new wife, Ruth Dakin Bailey, whose father, it seems, has plans for Harry to work at his glass factory in Buffalo. “He wants to get Harry started in the research business,” she tells George, beaming. George’s joyful expression morphs into panicked concern. Again, he realizes, his dreams will be thwarted. He’ll be forever stuck in Bedford Falls, attached to Bailey Building and Loan as if it were a lead ball and he were the prisoner at the end of its chain. Ah, but the movie’s ultimate lesson is that for all the allure of going new places and doing exciting things, it’s the people in our lives who really matter.
That life may always have flavor . . —MARY, AT THE DEDICATION OF THE MARTINIS’ NEW HOUSE IN BAILEY PARK And wine! That joy and prosperity may reign forever. —GEORGE, ADDING TO MARY’S BLESSING ON THE MARTINIS’ HOUSE IT’S JUNE 1934. THOUGH THE COUNTRY IS STILL DEEP IN the Depression, George and Mary’s intervention has saved Bedford Falls from the clutches of Potter. And, as if symbolic that a new day is dawning, the Martini family—Giuseppe, Marie, and four young children—are moving into their new home in Bailey Park, though you have to wonder if the new neighbors will be thrilled to see the Martinis’ accompanying goats, rabbits, and turkey.
If this is true—and, clearly, it is—why would anyone allow himself to be defined by someone with such a skewed outlook on life? In my early years as a newspaper columnist, I found myself often being wounded by barbed responses to my articles. That, of course, is the nature of the business: you traipse out an opinion, and others are free to criticize it. ” Take seriously the criticism from people whose lives bring credibility to their views on life; ignore the rest. Over the years, I’ve taken that to heart.