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Old 04-08-13, 03:17 PM   #1
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We Have Lost A Great One

Boys of the Baby Boom generation are grieving everywhere. I shall wear black on my ride today.... maybe all week. RIP Annette.
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Old 04-08-13, 04:09 PM   #2
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Godspeed indeed!

As a pre-teen we had no TV and I'd go to a neighbor's house to see her on the MMC Show.
A brave happy lady that lived with MS as well as anyone could. RIP
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Yeah, she had MS but always seemed to have a positive outlook.
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My all-time favorite Mouseketeer. Waited all day to watch the MMC just so I could see her.
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Come on along and sing the song and join the jamboree.
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We Have Lost A Great One

M-I-C. See you real soon.
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All those cool beach movies too.

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Enjoy these memories.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=hemEGjrzcnE#!
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m-i-c-k-e-y

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She carried herself with such grace and had such a positive attitude toward a disease that she knew would take her life... this made me a fan.
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Seems we lose great ones every day... the downside of aging. We have decades of memories of others that brought smiles to us, and then they leave one-by-one.
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Ah yes! The overdeveloped Mouseketeer! She started a whole generation of boys on the road to puberty!
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This one hit a bit close to home, because I was a Mouse Club fan for awhile in 3rd grade and because my mother died of MS at age 66.

MS also took down one of the great names in bicycling -- Sheldon Brown. It hit him in his late 50s, and he was dead at 63. Fortunately I got to meet him on a business trip to Boston a few months before his symptoms became life-changing.
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Maybe I was too prepubescent to carry a torch for Annette, but I did recognize that she was a favorite, a veritable young “Queen” of the Mouseketeers.

One memory of the Mickey Mouse Club that occasionally recurs, especially over the past few years, was the closing remark at the end of the Newsreel segment, that it was dedicated to “You, the leaders of the 21st century." In the 1950's that sounded sooo futuristic. Even to this science geek, the 1986 return of Halley's Comet sounded so far off, yet now it's part of the good old days.
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I'm a little young for this forum, but I can see she was heartthrob material and I hear she was a very nice person.
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It was with great sorrow and fear that my bride and I read the news of Annette Funicello's passing.

Our experience with M.S. is that it is a very difficult disease to comprehend, it is impossible to predict it's often changeable course, and is often mis-understood by the general populace. While I pray that Annette's loved ones can find peace, I also pray for comfort and solace for all the M.S. patients quietly battling their way through each and every day of their lives. Though not generally considered to be a fatal disease it is incurable and somewhat progressive for almost all who contract it. It is both a physically and phsycologicly painfull life and I consider M.S. patients to be heros. Annette was certainly one of those heros.

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Lots of great Annette (in Bikini), cool comedic performances from the day aaaand....Candy Johnson who also passed away a few months ago,,,,,,Shake it down Candy !

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I split the Maggie Thatcher stuff to here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ead?p=15500235

Let's keep this one Mousketeered, exclusively.
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