Monday, April 8, 2013

Good-Bye Dear Annette - I'll Remember You Forever

I feel like I've just lost a piece of my childhood !
Annette Funicello just passed away.  The darling of the Mouseketters.  She was the one that I and my sixth grade girl friends could relate to; more like a good friend than an idol.  All the boys had a crush on her because she was cute, sweet and smart - she was more like "the girl next door" than a teenage sex-pot, making her not as frightening as . . . oh let's say Bridget Bardot. 

I feel as though I've just lost a friend, though I've never met her.  I remember when she told the world that she had Multiple Sclerosis. It was heart breaking news but she smiled through it and fought her battle with MS with courage and valor, never wishing to be pampered or wanting to wallow in self-pity. 

Annette Funicello was a girl and then a woman with honor, integrity and class.  She will long be remember with love.  Good-by dear Annette - we 'll always love you.


  1. I am with you - I remember her and we have also lost in the recent years many actors we grew up with and loved so much!

  2. I was so sad to hear this news today. She was awesome; a truly good person. Loved Mickey Mouse Club and her beach movies when I was little.

  3. Oh that is so sad :(

    And then the "IRON LADY" died today, we lost a great woman :(

    A day of sorrow for sure. T.

  4. Yes, a double loss for sure! Both memorable ladies.

  5. It was very sad to read about her passing. I remember her very well, I loved the Mickey Mouse Club. She will be missed! Nice post.
    Everyday Inspired

  6. It was quite a day - I felt sad reading both stories. :-(

  7. I think it's perfectly reasonable to feel this loss. Bit by bit, the friends, real or imagined, of our childhood fade away, and in some ways, take a bit of us with them...


  8. oh this is so sad...I didn't even know...

  9. Oh wow! I didn't know this! Thank you for the update. God bless her family.

  10. I was sad when I heard this. I loved her beach movies with Frankie Avalon.
    Such a thoughtful post, Anna!


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