When I was growing up, I had a sense that America was a noble nation. Now, that notion seems shaken, especially watching the 24/7 news cycle, listening to commentators, pundits, propaganda. It seems life in the world would be so better if America did not exist. Right?
I know ...
Christmas is three months away, and it's a bit early to talk about a great Christmas movie classic from the 1940s ...
** It's a Wonderful Life **
But I will anyway.
George Bailey represented every man - a decent man, loving his family, living a good life, helping those he came across, making sacrifices, putting others first And life was not easy for him as he came of age during the roaring 20s, struggled with a business during the Great Depression, and was left behind as his brother went off to fight in World War Two. George's story has much of the flavor of Dickens' Christmas Carol from the Bob Cratchit point of view.
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Photo from wikipedia.com: Clarence, the Guardian Angel