In Remembrance of Annette Funicello

By Elton Camp There were only two TV channels we could get Still, I sat in front of the black and white set The Mickey Mouse Club was my favorite show But Annette’s is the only name I recall, though She and others sang the program’s theme song Sort of made me feel like, with them I belong Although they were cool kids I was just a nerd I was glad whenever the Mouseketeers I heard The beach movies she later made I didn’t see It was too far to town for a rural hick like me That she had a serious disease I already knew Yet, I didn’t like that Annette’s life is through But it’s merciful that her suffering is at an end It’s in honor to her, that this little write I send

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