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    Posted April 8, 2013 by
    MarieSager
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    All ears: Your Disney memories

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    Farewell Annette Funicello

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MarieSager grew up in Southern California and says it was a big deal to see Annette Funicello and the rest of the Mouseketeers perform at Disneyland. She said the Mouseketeers lightened up the screen with their singing and dancing. "As a little kid you wore the little ears and thought you were something special," she said. "I think that's who all little teenage girls wanted to be when they were 13.
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    My heart is saddened today after learning of the passing of Annette Funicello.

     

    When Disneyland first opened many years ago, I remember the Mouseketeers came and joined in the parade. I watched Annette with the rest of the Mouseketeers dancing and singing. What a great day for a little girl. I still have that picture in my mind complete with the Fantasyland Castle.

     

    As a teenage girl, I also remember her on the "Spin and Marty" show. And I still to this day sing some of the songs she sang on their show.

     

    What a sad loss of such a sweet and gracious person.

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