A quiet lingering through the past gives the story of a successful music publisher and makes for a gentle, affectionate autobiography. Born and raised in Ritzka, , the author found happiness in a fiddle and when love came into his life, he got up enough courage to demand to go to America to follow his girl. With his twin, David, and a younger brother, they found the new world not too plentiful in opportunity, but again new found courage landed him a menial job with the music publishing house of Carl Flasher, and gave him the grounding that helped him in his future life. Marriage, but not to the girl he followed, family troubles and a chance idea -- music cues for silent pictures bringing security followed. Before talking pictures, he knew international fame and when changes were indicated, he became a salesman for the music education series of publications he had switched to. A life story which is warm in family values and pleasant in its appreciation of all an adopted country has given.