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02/27/19 - 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 - Where Do You Go To, My Lovely? - Peter Sarstedt


"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..


   Happy Birthday today to  Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND    Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of FL!

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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 - Happy (Un)Leap Year Day Birthday to  the late Bob Schweida ('54) (d. 16 Apr 2018);

01 - Alan Cohen ('57);

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

04 - The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (d. 04/19/05) AND the late     Roland McCoy (June '45) (d. 01/09/15);

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

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


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.


February 27, 1969 - Rugby union player Gareth Llewellyn was born Gareth Owen Llewellyn in Cardiff, Wales.

February 27, 1968 - Computer scientist, inventor, and academic Juan E. Gilbert was born in Hamilton, Ohio.

February 27, 1968 - Ethnographer and academic Marius Barbeau (b. Frédéric Charles Joseph Marius Barbeau on 05 Mar 1883 in Ste-Marie-de-Beauce [later Sainte-Marie], Quebec, Canada) died in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada six days before his 86th birthday.

 From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/24/15:

“Just as learning an instrument or a language is a process, learning the language of the Spirit is a process.”

- Linda K. Burton

   Thank you, Susan!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/27/18:

   Thank you, Joan!

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 02/27/19, 1:25 PM - "And it's All Provided 'For the Beauty of the Earth'":

  For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

- From the United Methodist Hymnal, No. 92, Verse 1
Music by Conrad Kocher, Arranged by W.H. Monk, Lyrics by Folliot S. Pierpoint

Looking at that beautiful picture of rural Switzerland when the lush greenery shows so well in warm weather, the words of that beautiful hymn came to mind. It is a hymn that we sing frequently in our little country church and it is such a beautiful way to say thank you to our loving and gracious God, the provider of all that we have. It's particularly appropriate to use such a place as is pictured with those words, for the Swiss are masterful at keeping things beautiful and almost pristine as they develop the limited land they have which are suitable for development. Oh, it's not heaven on earth, for if you've ever driven on those narrow mountain roads you know that to those inexperienced it is a harrowing ride. They do, however, have quite a knack for keeping as much of their land scenic no matter what they do.
Beautiful rural Switzerland in warm weather

Take the architecture, for instance. They blend the old with the new in a way that shows continuity and maintaining tradition. And as the cities and towns get older, they usually renovate instead of demolishing and even then they design a new building that complements the old. You notice it clearly when you visit and it gives native character and style letting you know that you are in a one of a kind land. Sprawl for the sake of sprawl is not in their approach.

We Americans are sometimes just too lazy and so driven sometimes by the dollar that our cities take on a ho hum quality of one size fits all. Places that I frequented as a boy today often have no resemblance to their glorious past and frequently end up as old and eyesore buildings where the beauty of the old could have been astounding. I guess it's just my old fashioned way of looking at things, but when I go to to a place where they have celebrated their past in action rather than turn it into a cookie cutter city with the boring appearance that comes with it, the result is awesome to the eye.

It also applies to our countryside, where we so often destroy the beauty rather than use it in a way that the beauty is renewed. If we just put our mind to it, there is no doubt that the American capacity of ingenuity could do it in a way that is both affordable and aesthetic to the eye. Any nation that can win seemingly unwinnable world wars, send astronauts to the moon and can become the leader in the world of innovation and production can do anything she wants to do. There just has to be the desire, the incentive and the spirit.

Call me a dreamer, I guess, but most good things originate with dreams and a belief in something greater than we are and don't you think our loving God would look down on us with a smile and a nod if we thought that way and acted accordingly? After all, it would be for the beauty of the earth, our planet home for our temporary time here that He created for us with beauty. The use of proper dominion in His way would certainly be a blessing to us all.

     Thank you, Jimmy!

  From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 02/24/18:

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Pat!

 From Alice Menin Daniels ('62) of Northern VA - 02/26/15 - "7-Up Biscuits":

  ~~ 7-UP BISCUITS ~~

4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-Up
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix Bisquick, sour cream and 7-Up. Dough will be very soft - don't worry. Knead and fold dough until well mixed. Pat dough out and cut biscuits using a round biscuit / cookie cutter. Melt butter in bottom of cookie sheet pan or 9x13 casserole dish. Place biscuits on top of melted butter and bake @ 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until brown.

   OOH! Thank you, Alice! My favorite combo - good AND easy!


  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of PA - 02/26/17:

Exterminator Reveals His Cheap Secret. Never See Ants In Your Home Again.

   WOWZERS! Thank you again, Mary!

“The trouble with this business is the dearth of bad pictures.”

- Samuel Goldwyn, film producer
(17 Aug  1882 - 31 Jan


25+ Lovely Crochet Scarf Patterns - "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)..."


Lovely in Lace Long Top - "DROPS Long top with lace pattern knitted in Safran."


Natalie's Tastes Lovely Recipes - "Taste the Love; Love the Taste. Make This for Dinner."


From - 02/26/17 AND 02/26/19:

My grandmother told me how she ended up marrying Grandpa. She was in her 20's, and the man she was dating left for war.

"We were in love," she recalled, "and wrote to each other every week. It was during that time that I discovered how wonderful your grandfather was."

"Did you marry Grandpa when he came home from the war?" I asked.

"Oh, I didn’t marry the man who wrote the letters. Your grandfather was the mailman."


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -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, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center in Newport News. CONTACT: Jean Baker Howell at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/19

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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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 - 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 - 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 - 02/26/09

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

Animated Military Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of - 10/30/12

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of  - 05/23/16

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