Just some thoughts:
Frank Sinatra died on May 14th, 1998. I was fortunate to see him perform a number of times. One was his birthday bash at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. Nothing like a Sinatra concert and a New Jersey/ New York crowd.
His funeral took place in Beverly Hills, CA at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Four hundred invited guests entered the church as Sinatra’s long time friend and pianist Bill Miller along with guitarist Ron Anthony and bassist Chuck Berghoffer played songs from “In The Wee Small Hours” album. Said to be one time wife, Ava Gardner’s favorite works of Sinatra.Three of his former wives, Nancy, Mia and Barbara were all in attendance. Gardner was long since died.
Sinatra was dressed in one of his finest navy blue suits, with a striped tie. In his coffin the family had placed some of his favorite items. There was cherry Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a roll of dimes, a pack of Camels, a Zippo lighter, small dog biscuits as he loved dogs and a small bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey.
It is said that his wife Barbara slipped a gold Bulgari medallion she had once given him into his coat pocket. The medallion was engraved with the words: “You still give me a thrill.”
In life or death should we fellas be so lucky… that someone could still say that about us.
November 4, 2017
Posted November 19, 2018