Sometimes though, I see things that make no sense to me.
We always make it a point to visit Palm Springs when we are in this part of the desert. They have the BEST street fair I've ever seen. It takes place every Thursday night (except for two) of the year. Lots of art, food, produce, music and tons of great restaurants.
We all know that Sonny Bono was the mayor of Palm Springs. Yes, Sonny Bono of Sonny and Cher. Sonny died in a skiing accident 15 years ago and was buried in Desert Memorial Park. He has a nice little memorial and grave marker there. There are always flowers on and around his grave. I understand this and it isn't what makes me sad.
THIS IS WHAT MAKES ME SAD!A friend told me that there is somebody else famous buried here. I started looking around for another memorial, shrine, or anything to help me find it. There weren't anymore of them. Every other grave had only a simple marker like this one. It's pretty hard to even read what it says. If you look very very hard you just might figure it out. No need though, it says...
THE BEST IS YET TO COME
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA
1915 - 1998
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER
Even as I type these words, it is hard for me to believe that Frank Sinatra gets nothing better than this. Okay, maybe he wanted a simple grave (I doubt that), but I'm pretty sure he didn't ask for this. Frank Sinatra was one of the main people who put this place on the map. He was and is bigger than life and in a few more years this marker will be unreadable. Yet, just about 100 yards away, Sonny Bono has a memorial and marker that are clearly well taken care of. By looking at Sinatra's marker, one would think that it had been there much longer. Nope, they both died in 1998.
I won't say anything bad about Sonny Bono, but he wasn't even in the same galaxy as Frank Sinatra. This is sad and it's just not right.
Or is it just me?