The Best Is Yet To Come

Gift inscription, dated May 25, 2007 (last names removed by me):

To Fred -

Sinatra's songs evoke memories of the days of wine and roses, when we were young and the world was ours to seize and make the most of our opportunities.

Let's keep the music going in the autumn of our years, the best is yet to come.


From "Frank Sinatra: The Man, The Music, The Legend" edited by Jeanne Fuchs and Ruth Prigozy. Published by the University of Rochester Press, 2007.

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  1. Lovely sentiment, but I think it says "evoke" instead of "woke."

  2. I love this! I wish I were this poetic in my book inscriptions; this is a far cry from "I read this and thought of you."

  3. Every time I hear this song, I cry. Now I'm getting a little weepy just reading this!

  4. That's one of the sweetest things I've seen on this site. So lovely.

  5. Honestly, it's charming, but I've never seen anyone cram that many clich├ęs into so small a space.

    Love your site.

  6. Am I the only one who is saddened by the fact that such a recently gifted book ended up in a used bookshop?

    Makes me wonder if the owner has died in the mean time, or if he didn't appreciate the book.