The Passing of America’s Sweetheart was a sad announcement Monday. All I could think of another part of my youth gone, a much to frequent events coming more and much faster over the last year.
No more is it just my parents era of entertainment, it’s mine.
In reality I honestly cannot really remember sitting and watching the Mickey Mouse Club. Born in 57′ I probably had at some point but I can say I watched every single film that Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon made together. Every single beach movie. No swearing, no naked bodies, just a more innocent time. We begged our parents to let us buy the newest 45rpm and what we watched and listened to made us feel happy.
Annette stood for these times. The world watched her grow up and blossom and she did so with class. The movies and the music will live on and always keep her memory alive and when we see and hear them if only for a moment, it will still be our innocent time.
Thank You Annette.
God Speed to her family & friends.
My favorite song from Annette, especially the Italian version.
A Beautiful Woman Who Will Be Missed.