Chapter 11 AN: My job at the union, as vice-president, whoever was to perform in Boston, all the contracts came to my office. One day I get this contract from Frank Sinatra's office. Three months ahead before he was coming in, so I knew that he was coming in. So I sat and I wrote a letter to his personal secretary, Miss Reynolds, saying how wonderful it was for Mr. Sinatra -- a lot of people don't realize Mr. Sinatra's good heart, many times you were called to a recording session, 'cause he like to record at night and he would hire the full orchestra and he didn't feel well, he would cancel it and still pay the musicians. And that's a big amount of money. Well, anyway, if you know in Sinatra's lifetime of this career he never did a job with a trio. It was always with a band. And his recordings were always with a big orchestra. I wrote that in this little letter to Miss Reynolds, his personal secretary, that I wanted to honour him here in Boston. And sure as hell, I received a letter that he accepted it. That was incredible. So he was appearing at the City Theatre, the old Metropolitan Theatre, they made arrangements for me to meet with him at a certain time, at a certain day. And I did, I got photographs with that. And that to me was the epitome. FB: Thanks, Al. AN: My pleasure, every bit of it.