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02/27/14 - NNHS Newsletter -
Where Do You Go To, My Lovely?

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

- Pablo Picasso
(25 Oct 1881 - 08 Apr 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There cannot be too many love songs in February, right?

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE89OeM5nmU - Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To, My Lovely?


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Do_You_Go_To_%28My_Lovely%29%3F: 

"Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?" is a song that was written and performed by Peter Sarstedt. Its recording was produced by Ray Singer and engineered by John Mackswith at Lansdowne Recording Studios and released in 1969. It was a #1 hit in the UK charts for four weeks in 1969 and was awarded the 1969 Ivor Novello Award, together with David Bowie's "Space Oddity". In the United States, the record reached #61 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles and #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 that May. The music is a faux European waltz tune.[1]

The song is about a fictional girl named Marie-Claire who grows up from the backstreets of Naples to become a member of the jet set, and lives in Paris. The lyrics describe her from the perspective of a childhood friend; it is left unclear whether they have remained close. The rhetorical question of the title suggests that her glamorous lifestyle may not have brought Marie-Claire happiness or contentment.

Sarstedt himself was not French, but the song may have benefited from the contemporary awareness in Britain of such singers as Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Brel.

The lyrics contain a large number of contemporary and other references...

It is often suspected that the name Marie-Claire is inspired by the originally French Marie Claire magazine, a women's fashion weekly first published in 1937. One theory says that this song is about the Italian star Sophia Loren, who was abandoned by her father and had a poverty-stricken life in Naples.[citation needed] Another theory has the song being inspired by singer and actress Nina van Pallandt.[citation needed] In reality, Peter Sarstedt wrote the song about a girl he fell madly in love with in Vienna in 1965.[citation needed] She died in a hotel fire.[citation needed] The song was written in Copenhagen (confirmation of this fact can be found on the CD cover of The Best of Peter Sarstedt, EMI, nr. 8297622, Australian CD)...

In 2007, the song was prominently used in Wes Anderson's short film Hotel Chevalier. The film is a prologue to his movie The Darjeeling Limited, in which the song also appears..


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to      Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND     My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL - who is turning eight today!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Wayne Agee ('58) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

  • 29 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to: Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

    01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

    03 -   Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

    04 -   The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (deceased - 04/19/05) AND   Roland McCoy (June '45) of VA;

    05 -   Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND   Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!

       Many Happy Returns to You All!

    http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


    THIS DAY IN WWII:

    February 27, 1933 - Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, was set on fire.

    February 27, 1942 - During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied strike force was defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies.

    February 27, 1943 - The Rosenstrasse protest started in Berlin.


    TODAY IN 1964:

    Thursday, February 27, 1964 - The government of Italy asked for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

    Thursday, February 27, 1964 - Race car driver Todd Bodine was born in Chemung, New York.

    Thursday, February 27, 1964 - Costume designer Orry-Kelly (b. Orry George Kelly on 31 Dec 1897 in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia) died of liver cancer in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at the age of 66.


          From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 02/26/14 - "Visit   Sylvia's CaringBridge Site":

    Hello,

    A CaringBridge Site was created for Sylvia Hammond. It's a caring social network to help people stay connected with family and friends during a health event. Visit Sylvia's site often to stay updated and share messages of encouragement and compassion.
     

    Visit online

    Site Link: www.caringbridge.org/visit/sylviahammond
    Site Name: sylviahammond

    Sincerely,
    Phillip Hammond

       Thanks, Phil! Prayers and blessings continue to come your way!


         From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/25/14 - "Where to Meet for Dinner":

    A group of 15-year-old boys discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was agreed they would meet at the McDonald's next to Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because they only had six dollars among them, they could ride their bikes there and Jennie Webster, that cute girl in Social Studies, lived on the same street and they might see her.

    Ten years later, the group of now 25-year-old guys discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was agreed they would meet at Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because the beer was cheap, the bar had free snacks, the house band was good, there was no cover charge, and there were lots of cute girls.

    Ten years later, at 35 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was decided they would meet at Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because the booze was good, it was near their gym and, if they went late enough, there wouldn't be too many whiny little kids.

    Ten years later, at 45, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was agreed they would meet at Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because the martinis were big and the waitresses wore tight pants.

    Ten years later, now 55, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was agreed they would meet at Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because the prices were reasonable, they have a nice wine list and fish is good for your cholesterol.

    Ten years later, at 65 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was agreed they would meet at Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because the lighting was good and they have an early bird special.

    Ten years later, at 75 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was agreed they would meet at Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because the food was not too spicy, and the restaurant was handicapped accessible.

    Ten years later, at 85 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was agreed they would meet at Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because they had never been there before.

         Thanks, Jimmy!


         From Me ('65) of NC - 02/26/14 - "Companion Planting":

       
     
     


         From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/26/14 - "Senior Jokes":

    A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.

    Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks.

    'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?'

    'Sure.'

    'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks.

    'No, I can remember it.'

    'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?'

    He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.'

    'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that; write it down.' she asks.

    Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!'

    Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment and then says:

    'Where's my toast?'

    * * * * * * *
     
    An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.

    The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly.'

    The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?'

    The first man thought and thought and finally said, 'What's the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know, the one that's red and has thorns.'
    'Do you mean a rose?'

    'Yes, that's the one,' replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?'


    * * * * * * *

    Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.

    After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.

    On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

    'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.'


    * * * * * * *

    A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy:
    'So I hear you're getting married?'
    'Yep!'
    'Do I know her?'
    'Nope!'
    'This woman, is she good looking?'
    'Not really.'
    'Is she a good cook?'
    'Naw, she can't cook too well.'
    'Does she have lots of money?'
    'Nope! Poor as a church mouse.'
    'Well, then, is she good in bed?'
    'I don't know.'
    'Why in the world do you want to marry her then?'
    'Because she can still drive!'

    * * * * * * *

    A man was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect.'
    'Really,' answered the neighbor. 'What kind is it?'
    'Twelve thirty.'


    * * * * * * *

    Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
    A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.
    A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, 'You're really doing great, aren't you?'
    Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.''
    The doctor said, 'I didn't say that; I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'


    * * * * * * *

    One more. . .!
    A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlour and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool... After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
    The waitress asked kindly, 'Crushed nuts?'
    'No,' he replied, 'Arthritis.'


    * * * * * * *

    Now, before you 'forget ', send them on to some other folks you know who could use a good laugh!
     
           Thanks again, Jimmy!


            From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 02/01/14 - "Dogs (#25 in a Series of 26)":

     

    Happy New Year to dog lovers everywhere!

         HA-HA-HA! Thanks, Dools!

     
     


        From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#11 in a Series of 37)":

     
    Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....

    Snow in Russia

    Now THIS is winter!

    ~BRRRRRRRRR~

       YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!

     
     


        From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/19/14 - "LAUGHS FOR THE DAY (#4 in a Series of 16)":

      ...These should be some fun.

       GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

     
     


      From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/24/14 - "Who says men can't decorate? (#1 in a Series of 10)":

      Who says men can't decorate?

    They can decorate very well!
     

       SO COOL! Thanks, Ruthie!

     
     


    BONUS LOVELY CROCHET SCARVES PATTERNS:

    http://tipnut.com/crochet-scarves/ - 25+ Lovely Crochet Scarf Patterns: {Free} - "Here’s a nice mix of different scarves you can crochet, some are unisex and work well for both men and women while others are more lacey and feminine. I also made a separate list for cowls and neck warmers plus added a vintage head scarf pattern (you’ll find those at the bottom)..."


    BONUS LOVELY RECIPES:

    http://www.lovelyrecipes.com/ - Welcome to Lovely Recipes Web Site! - "If you are looking for tasty delicious recipes or quick pasta recipes, birthday cake recipe, we got them all here. Simply select your recipe category below and get access to over 4000 recipes online, all for free. In return we would appreciate that you explore our web site and perhaps you share your cool recipe with us and with all other people in the world. That way all world can enjoy delicious recipes."


    FINALLY:

    From www.ajokeaday.com - 02/26/13:

    “How did school go today? a mother asked her little boy.

    “Fine”, the little fellow replied. “We had a new teacher and she wanted to know if I had any brothers and I told her I was an only child”.

    What did she say?” his mother asked.

    “The teacher said, “Thank goodness.”


    DATES TO REMEMBER:

    1. Thursday, March 6, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.  

    2. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

    3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or hdsdds@aol.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or mcmiceli@verizon.net, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or bjneher@cox.net.


    PRAYER ROLL:

    http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/20/14

    BLOG:

    http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11



      
    Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                     Love to all, Carol

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    Carol Buckley Harty
    7020 Lure Court
    Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
    915-780-3048
     


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    Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)

    Written and recorded by Peter Sarstedt, 1969
    (b. 12 Dec 1942)
     

    You talk like Marlene Dietrich
    And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire
    Your clothes are all made by Balmain
    And there's diamonds
    and pearls in your hair, yes, there are

    And you live in a fancy apartment
    Off the Boulevard of St. Michel
    Where you keep your Rolling Stones records
    And a friend of Sacha Distel, yes, you do

    But where do you go to, my lovely
    When you're alone in your bed
    Won't you tell me the thoughts that surround you
    I want to look inside your head, yes, I do

    Well, I've seen all your qualifications
    That you got from the Sorbonne
    And the painting you stole from Picasso
    Your loveliness goes on and on, yes, it does

    And when you go on your summer vacation
    You go to Juan-les-Pins
    With your carefully designed topless swimsuit
    You get an even suntan, on your back and on your legs

    And when the snow falls you're found in St. Moritz
    With the others of the jet-set
    And you sip your Napoleon Brandy
    But you never get your lips wet, no, you don't

    But where do you go to, my lovely
    When you're alone in your bed
    Won't you tell me the thoughts that surround you
    I want to look inside your head, yes, I do

    Your name is heard in high places
    You know the Aga Khan
    And he sent you a racehorse for Christmas
    And you keep it just for fun, for a laugh, ha-ha-ha-ha

    And they say that when you get married
    It'll be to a millionaire
    Ah, but they don't realize where you came from
    And I wonder if they really care, or give a damn

    But where do you go to, my lovely
    When you're alone in your bed
    You better tell me the thoughts that surround you
    I want to look inside your head, yes, I do

    Well, I remember the back streets of Naples
    And two children begging in rags
    Both touched with a burning ambition
    To shake off their lowly brown tags, yes, they try

    So look into my face, Marie-Claire
    And remember just who you are
    Then go and forget me forever
    But I know you still bear
    the scar, deep inside, yes, you do

    I know where you go to, my lovely
    When you're alone in your bed
    I know the thoughts that surround you
    'Cause I can look inside your head


    "Where Do You Go To (my Lovely)" midi courtesy of http://jhfoster.tripod.com/the60s.html - 02/25/09
    at the suggestion of my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 02/25/09
    Thanks, Nathaniel!

    "Where Do You Go To (my Lovely)" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/sarstedt-peter-where-do-you-go-to-my-lovely-lyrics.html - 02/25/09
    also at the suggestion of my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 02/25/09
    Thanks again, Nathaniel!

    Image of Cherubs Statue courtesy of http://www.cutelovequotes.info/ - 02/26/09

    Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
    Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

    Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
    Thanks, Al!
    Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
    Thanks, Norm!

    Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my  Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
    Thanks again, Herbie!!

    Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

    Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
    Thanks, Joyce!

    Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
    Thanks, Al!

    Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
    Thanks, Eva!

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