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Old 04-09-2013, 06:23 AM   #1
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RIP Annette Funicello

'Mickey Mouse Club' original Annette Funicello dies - CNN.com

My older siblings were crazy for her.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:26 AM   #2
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There were indeed many heavy hearts among the guys at work last night upon hearing this news. There went everyone's last hope of marrying her.
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As a little kid watching "Mickey Mouse Club" in the '50's, I wanted to be her when I grew up.
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There were indeed many heavy hearts among the guys at work last night upon hearing this news. There went everyone's last hope of marrying her.
DH's first true love. What an age of innocence. Two albums from his collection:

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As a little kid watching "Mickey Mouse Club" in the '50's, I wanted to be her when I grew up.
Me, too. She was my favorite of the Mouseketeers. Well, her, and Cubby and Karen. It is hard to imagine that she is gone - - really drives home the fact that life is so short for all of us, even her. So sad to see her debilitated by M.S. in her later years, too.
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IIRC must have been about 6-7 yo when the MM club first aired. After Annette grew a bit older, I had perhaps my first crush on her.
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Always a lovely lady in every sense of the word.

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As I recall, she was the first girl my age that had boobs. I know that this is shallow, but that is what she is known for in my world.
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This thread makes me feel young! LOL!
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This thread makes me feel young! LOL!
You are! Which is a pretty wonderful way to feel.

Here's Annette when she was really young:

M-I-C.... (see you real soon!)....K-E-Y.... (why? because we like you!)....M-O-U-S-E...
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I had a real crush on her back in the musketeer days, beautiful young lady, sad to hear of her passing.
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As I recall, she was the first girl my age that had boobs. I know that this is shallow, but that is what she is known for in my world.
Well, yeah, that had a lot to do with her being DH's first true love!
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