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Column: Its a Wonderful Life
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Every Christmas, when I decorate the crystal-laden tree in our bedroom, I hold up, one at a time, each of the three ornaments that are tinkling bells, ring them and say, “Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” Usually, Tink is sitting there to hear this recitation which I do in the voice of an untrained child actor and he either shakes his head or comically rolls his eyes. This is one of the last lines in the rousing final scene of the holiday favorite, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”