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Sinatra Buried With Whiskey, Dimes

May 23, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Frank Sinatra was buried with some of his favorite things: a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey, a pack of Camels, a Zippo lighter and 10 dimes.

Daughter Tina Sinatra said carrying the dimes dated back to the 1963 kidnapping of her brother, when her father wanted to make sure he always had pay phone change.

``I think it came from Frankie’s kidnapping, maybe before,″ she said on CNN’s ``Larry King Live.″ ``He never wanted to get caught not able to make a phone call. He always carried 10 dimes.″

She placed the dimes in his pocket. Her sister, Nancy, put the bottle of whiskey in Sinatra’s pocket and someone else slipped in the cigarettes and lighter.

Sinatra, 82, died May 14 of a heart attack. He was buried last week, his pockets full of memories.

``We really wanted him to have a big sendoff,″ Tina Sinatra said.

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