|Yes, this is a real photo of an actual place in Wilton, NC.|
I doubt if any of you know this, but my middle name is Annette. I was named after my grandmother, Sarah Annette Whittaker Nash, known as ANN-ette, but when I was young, I preferred to tell people I was named after Annette Funicello. You know, one of the original members of the Mickey Mouse Club. After all, Annette was discovered by Walt Disney himself the year I was born. Most of the people my age knew her not only as a Mouseketeer but also as the co-star with Frankie Avalon of all those Beach Party movies.