The Partingtons commissioned this family portrait. Husband and wife are huge fans of the film, It's A Wonderful Life.
In, the film, on their way home from a dance at which they have fallen into a pool, and are forced to wear borrowed clothes, George (James Stewart) offers to lasso the moon for Mary (Donna Reed). Later in the movie, Mary creates a drawing of George doing just that, with the caption "George Lassos the Moon" written in rope. Initially, Mary's gesture is lost on George, but later in the movie the illustration is seen hanging in their home.Well, Mrs. Partington has surprised Mr. Partington with the news of their pregnancy by giving him this painting. All together now.... "Awwwwww!" Isn't that the sweetest story?