i shed a tear this morning when i read (on fb) that Annette Funicello had passed. i grew up watching her on the mickey mouse club after school. i read her books. she starred in some short serials also on the MMC. she had a few hit records. then, i watched all of those beach bingo movies. ahhh they were the days. :) Annette died from complications of MS. she was 70. i will miss her.