quality of annette funicello's grace under terrible distress
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#1 Jun 9, 2011
I just wanted her to know that she is in the thoughts of many to whom she was kind and thoughtful when she was a big star and I was new to California. My date was an agent who worked with her husband and we ended up at their house after dinner.
I was commenting on how beautiful Annette's hair looked. Complaining that my hair was so curly I could never get it to look the way I wanted.
She said I will show you my secret.
She took me to a large mirror and said that every night she used her head as a large roller ....wrapping her hair around her head flat and then wrapping her head with toilet paper and using bobbie pins secured it all around .
I couldn't wait to get home to try it. And it worked!
Granted ,it sounds small and superficial in light of the illness from which she suffers but it shows how generous she was when she had everything.
#2 Jun 27, 2011
Truly blessing from fans in Taiwan.
Taupo, New Zealand
#3 Oct 25, 2011
I used to think about you from time to time as I like you so much when I was a child & then with time on my hands about 10 years ago I looked you up on the net & was shocked to find you were fighting MS.... as I had just been diagnosed with it. I couldn't believe it. Although obviously I don't know you, it made me think about you even more often & follow reports & check in on your net sights to see how you are coping. Ten years later & we are both still here & both still coping the best we can.
I think you are fabulous & very inspiring. I admire you for the work you have done for MS. You have given me a lot of strength. I think you are simply wonderful.
I wish you all the best & will continue to think about you & make contact with your net sights.
I love you
#4 Oct 27, 2011
dear annette, i am 2 yrs. younger than you nearly to the day (11-5-44) and couldn't wait to hurry home from school in pgh, pa to see you as the queen of the mousketeers....all my girlfriends could talk about was THE annette funiciello ...then in 1997 i saw your photo in a store advertising an advanced type of recliner, and was amazed at how gorgeous you STILL
were....subsequently, i learned of your ms and later saw you on a "personal and close up" type of tv program with your husband...as a sensitive, empathic person i feel your situation deeply...i've had close friends with ms and know of its formidable challenges to body and psyche... you are,however, as i am sure you know,very blessed to have a loving, supportive family around you, and to have had a career that's left you with a world full of admirers...not everyone can say that...you've been in my thoughts for years, "gee, i wonder how annette's doing"...now, with the net, i can keep tabs on the famous contemporary i'll never meet, but whose courage, strength and spirit i will always admire...love, from my soul to yours, across the miles - pamela garry
#5 Jan 2, 2012
Oh you gotta a send that story to Primo Mag. look on annette's site, the one she just launched.
Shafter, CA 93263
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