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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:07 PM

It's a wonderful life , still a timeless movie

This year it was low key. My 90 year old mother came with her 2 caregivers and one of the caregivers parents who are from Fiji visiting their daughter. My son is also home for the week from his group home. I played a Christmas carol movie for them and then, it's a wonderful life after dinner with desert and tea. The parents were entralled with the movie. At the end the father wiped away tears. I've seen this movie more times then I remember but it still brought warmth to my heart. A timeless story that can transcend even to today. He enjoyed so much I told him I would buy him a copy to take home to Fiji. It was peaceful Christmas day. I hope you all had a peaceful day of joy this Christmas.

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pacalo Dec 2012 #1
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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:17 PM

1. I remember the emotions I felt the first time I saw "It's a Wonderful Life".

It was shown on tv for the first time in my area in 1978 on the PBS channel. It was shown marathon style the entire weekend before Christmas, if I remember correctly, & I couldn't get enough of it. It has touched me like no other Christmas movie. Perfect message about what's important in life & the perfect cast to convey it.

Nice post, kimbutgar.

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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:58 PM

2. this movie was one my of younger son's favorite movies

We would.watch it every Christmas. His fiancee grew to love it too. She is Jewish. Christmas 1997 was the last happy Christmas . They got engaged. The next one was his last one. April 1998 he had seizures and 3 days later he was operated on. The doctors found a aggressive fatal brain tumor. He was optimistic and lived each day to the fullest. He WAS George Bailey. EVERYONE loved him. He died October 1999 at 26. Many of our friends said he was really an angel. His fiancee had a hard time going on. She finally found a nice man and married him last year. Her little girl was born 4 months ago. She told me her baby has 3 grandmothers and I will always be part of her life. I Live 6 hours away now but we are still close. We talked last night on the phone. We each watched the movie last night..I Alone and she with her husband who knows about my son and is accepting. His name is the same as my son's.

Cherish each day with those you loved ones. This movie always reminds me of this thought.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:42 AM

3. America is slipping more and more toward Pottersville and soon...

Bedford Falls will be nothing more than a wistful memory.

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