"A toast! A toast! A toast to Mama Dollar and to Papa Dollar, and if you want to keep this old Building and Loan in business, you better have a family real quick."
- George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life
Every Christmas my wife and I watch a number of old Christmas movies. It's a tradition: on Christmas day we get up, put on a pot of coffee and put in movie after movie after movie: The Bishop's Wife for one, Miracle on 34th Street for another, and, of course, It's a Wonderful Life. At the very end of It's a Wonderful Life, the whole town of Bedford Falls descends on George Bailey's house and donates enough money to keep him from going to jail.
I was never in danger of going to jail (that I know of) and I wasn't as desperate as George was in that movie, but you, my readers, remind me of that town.