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02/27/13 - 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,

   We can't have enough love songs in February, right?

BONUS - - Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To, My Lovely?


"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 IL - who is turning seven 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 -   Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 - (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! 


    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 1963:

    Wednesday, February 27, 1963 - The Dominican Republic received its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.

    Wednesday, February 27, 1963 - Politician Pär Nuder was born in in Täby north of Stockholm, Sweden.

          From Mickey ('54) and   Carol Moell ('56) Marcella of VA - 02/26/13:

    Glad to hear good news on everyone's good health, including yours.

    Carol and Mickey

           Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies! I may break down and go to the doctor today 9but I'll "prolly" weasel out of it) because my chest is rattling and I'm wheezing and have a sore throat, but at least my fever broke - and my crummy left knee is behaving much better now!  

    BONUS LOVELY CROCHET SCARVES PATTERNS: - 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: - 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."


    From - 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.”


    1. Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 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, April 10, 2013 - 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, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at; CONTACT: Frank Gibson,, Joyce Williams Nettles,, or Susie Overton Jones,

    PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/04/13

    BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

    Y'all take 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


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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!

    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!!

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