Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Frank Sinatra Says Goodbye To His Folks

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Here's a picture of Frank Sinatra saying goodbye to his parents Tony and Dolly in the mid-1960's. I'm not sure who the other woman is in the photo. None of them look too happy though. I wonder what's on their minds. Who knows. They might have been talking about life's ups and downs. That makes me think of the Sinatra song That's Life. This classic tune by Frank Sinatra has become the theme song of my life these last couple of years.


40 comments:

clarewbrown said...

Lol they do look grouchy. Maybe someone scratched that sleek car they are all looking at!

Keith said...

Hey Clare. That's certainly possible. They sure don't none look happy.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

They do look like a bunch of grumps. That song could be my theme song as well these days.

Ms. B said...

Great video! Thanks for posting it! It's a great reminder to keep on keepin' on!

xoxo

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Gingeyginge said...

Family shots are always intriguing, as long as they don't invade that persons privacy...It gives you an insight to their life

Rachel Follett said...

What a great shot! It seems like the photographer caught them right in between a heated discussion.

Kristýna said...

Hey Keith, That's Life is one of my favorites, too. I have always felt more likely to relacionate with this song than with My Way. I have thought many times that this is one of Frank's more true song considering my own life. The others are They Can't Take That Away from Me or The Best Is Yet to Come (well, I hope so). I answered to your post at my blog if you have time, you can take a look. Have a nice day!

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Glad you agree on both accounts. Have a great day. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Mrs. B. You are very welcome. Yeah, that song helps me keep on trucking along.

Keith said...

Hey laptop. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'll be sure to check yours out.

Keith said...

Hey Gingey. Thanks. I love seeing photos of stars with their families. I posted the one of Frank with his daughter Tina not long ago. It was neat to find this one of him with his parents.

Keith said...

Hey Rachel. Glad you liked it. Yeah, I do wonder what was going on that the photog caught. Something was going on here.

Keith said...

Hey Kristyna. Thanks. I'll check out your blog. I love this song. It definitely speaks to me. My Way is the sorta song I can see resonating with me maybe when I'm even order even though I've noticed that now that I'm close to 40 I'm listening to it a lot more.

Erika said...

Grumpy old men! :)

Keith said...

Hey Erika. I just watched that movie the other night. lol

Couture Carrie said...

Everyone DOES look dismayed in that shot.... early paparazzi?

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. It might have been. They might not have wanted their picture taken.

Planet Mondo said...

That's the first pic I've seen of Frank's parents. Great stuff Keith.

Check out Sinatra at the Albert Hall 1970 I think one of the greatest gigs ever - must be on youtube!

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Glad I could give you a chance to see Frank's parents. I'll check that out. Thanks. Cheers!

Sandra said...

love that song...hope you're doin' fine...:)

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James Walsh said...

I thought I had seen almost all the Sinatra photos that exist over the years but you keep surprising me. He was a great artist. I went up to shake his hand after he came offstage at the Tacomadome in Washington and his charisma was unbelievable. Where most rock stars are mobbed these days, everyone stepped back to make way for him as he walked through the crowd. It was an amazing sight. He seemed to walk on air he came down from the stage.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Amazing how he looks so much like his father. I don't think they look grumpy just not posing & focused on what's next which is parting. People were definitely not as silly back then. That's Life I guess!

drollgirl said...

i think i look exactly that unhappy every time i have to deal with my older sister and brother.

Allison said...

Maybe they're sad they're leaving? Haha, they do look really grumpy! But I do love that song =) I was watching CSI the other night and they played that song at the end of an episode!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I think they need some coffee. Thats what I look like in the morning haha

:)

Amy said...

hmm they do look grumpy, maybe the parents and his partner don't get on?

Keith said...

Hey Sandra. Thanks. I'm doing well. Hope you are too. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey James. I'm glad I can share some pictures up here that you might not have seen. That's really cool about your story. Thanks for sharing that. It's awesome that you got a chance to shake his hand. Sinatra was definitely someone special. I would be in such awe of him.

Keith said...

Hey Dumbwit. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yeah, they might not have been upset over anything. They just might not wanted to smile. Who knows.

Keith said...

Hey Drollgirl. lol I'm like that every single time I have to deal with my boss.

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Thanks. Glad you enjoy the song too. That's cool about them playing it on CSI. I do wonder what's got them so grumpy.

Keith said...

Hey Liz. lol Good one. I know the feeling. That's how I am too.

Keith said...

Hey Amy. That's a possibility. I do wonder though.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Somewhat turbulent expressions on each of their faces, I agree. But in reality, who hasn't had a least a few partings from your relatives where you looked much the same way ;P


Thank you very much for all of your wonderful comments, Keith. Have a lovely evening,
♥ Jessica

Keith said...

Hey Jessica. Thanks. Oh yeah. I have a look on my face half the time when I've been around my parents. lol I can say that here because I know my mom doesn't even go online.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh, his mum looks so scary and mad!
xxx

Keith said...

Hey Dustjacket. I know what you mean. lol

Tonygirl said...

Frank loved his parents very much and was especially close to his mother thanks for posting keith.

Keith said...

Hey Mel. I had read that he was close to his parents, especially his mom. Glad you liked the photo.