Dresden, Germany

An assortment of photos taken by me of Dresden, Germany.

The city offers a wide array of museums and other cultural points of interest.

Art museum

Paddle boat on the elbe

Fürstenzug on a wall on a side street

Typical side street similar to as it was before reunification

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Passing away of a loved one with a coffee in your hand!

I just read the craziest or the most tasteless thing- depending on how you see it. A funeral home plans to open a coffee shop on its premises in a room next to where people are morning the passing away of their loved one.

I would not want to work in that coffee shop and be in a room next to where someone is in a coffin waiting for their burial. It seems everyone is only out to make money and not do anything for anyone else, especially grieving relatives. Funerals cost enough and I am sure that funeral home can afford to give the grieving souls something to drink for the prices they charge.

There is the person in their coffin and if they only knew that all their relatives would be sitting there and listening to the service with a cappuccino in a paper cup in their hands; I am sure if the person in the coffin could- they would sit-up and say “Hey, show a little respect for me and forget the dam coffee for a while!” because once the coffee is there then comes the cell phone for the next distraction to text your friends to say –I’m having a coffee a at a funeral, and it tastes good too.

Or during the service someone decides to get up and get themselves a cup of coffee not even realizing what they are doing but only thinking about the coffee and forgetting about the service for the person who has passed away.
I feel sorry for the person in the coffin!

Or another problem could arise from such nonsense- The pole bearers are standing around outside having a coffee and a cigarette and forget all about their job that they have to do and then someone has to find them and get them to come inside and do their job.

At least someone will have a job even if it is in a funeral home. So I guess that is good, because otherwise I cannot think of one good reason for the coffee shop to be there!

The world seems to be getting crazier and crazier. Ok, I accept the online condolence book, where everyone can write something and the memories are kept alive online for eternity.

What happed to the saying you should respect the dead? It seems like always those words or thoughts do not come into the scene anymore- only I want to make cash even if the people are grieving!

I guess everyone has to decide for themselves now-a-days how funerals should be arranged. I can only say right now- when my time comes I do not what my friends or family there looking at me with a paper cup of coffee in their hand!

Respect your loved ones when they pass away and forget about your coffee for a few hours.

Warm Weather and Winter Fashion

Well, summer is here and we can enjoy warm days on the beach and sit back and relax. So one thinks! Retailers have other thoughts in their minds like –WINTER

There I was the other day strolling down the street only to see in a store window winter apparel, by this I mean winter coats, sweaters and the lot. Whatever happened too cold weather fashions being sold when the weather starts to get cold? Do retailers know what the real calendar seasons are or do they have any idea about what sort of weather is outside? I doubt it

Now-a-days it seems that every season starts months before in stores and when the calendar season is there then you can forget about buying the seasons fashions because it is sold out.
I am not going to look for a winter coat when I could be enjoying the warm weather outside. Plus the thought alone makes me shiver…. I see snowflakes before my eyes and the sun is shining. Where’s my good weather app?

And to top it off, if I buy a winter coat now it may be out of fashion by the time the cold weather starts, so then I need to buy a new one to keep-up with the fashion trends. Though I will admit I am not always a “must have” person but more of “what I like” and not main stream.

The troubles of women’s fashion!!!

Ok, there’s a positive side to all this. All the summer apparel is on sale and if you are lucky- I stress LUCKY you may find some great bargains!! My life is saved… As a gal who loves to shop I wonder the stores in search of the perfect summer outfit and have you ever noticed that -> off to the sales you go with a fist full of cash and with the hope of finding that top, dress or pair of shoes that you wanted and you enter the store and maneuver your way through the crowds only to be disappointed by the fact that all those great bargains are not in your size.

The frustration of sales!!

But luck was on my side and I actually bought 1 item that I was looking for and saved a fortune. I love sales!!

A small request to all retailers… Please wait for fall for the winter fashions and not put it in the store window when it’s 80°F outside, because no one in their right mind will buy a winter coat to wear to the beach in the summer. Or am I mistaken????

The Milkman

Many people still live where the milkman delivers the milk daily to their doorsteps. What a lovely service and too bad this wasn’t everywhere around the world; where you could just leave a note and the same day or the next day your order will/ would be filled . But does anyone ever think about the notes that are left for the milkman and that that person delivers you your milk rain or shine and sometimes fighting the perils of dogs cats & sheep.

When I lived in England we had a pet sheep on our property and he was the official guard dog too and he just loved the milkman but I don’t think the milkman loved Buddy as much as Buddy loved him.

The milkman came faithfully daily to our door and delivered my milk according to what was written on my note that I had stuck in the empty bottle. The wonderful things in life!

Though I think those notes that a milkman gets can sometimes be a bit confusing leaving the milkman to wonder what exactly does the person really want.

Below is a little collection that was passed on to me of notes left for milkmen. Who wrote the notes- I have no idea, but I can thank my aunt again for this great bit of info! – Thank you

Dear Milkman:

I’ve just had a baby, please leave another one.

Please don’t leave any more milk. All they do is drink it.

Milkman, please close the gate behind you because the birds keep pecking the tops off the milk.

Milkman, please could I have a loaf but not bread today.

Sorry about yesterday’s note. I didn’t mean one egg and a dozen pints, but the other way round.

When you leave my milk please knock on my bedroom window and wake me because I want you to give me a hand to turn the mattress.

Please knock. My TV’s broken down and I missed last night’s Coronation Street. If you saw it, will you tell me what happened over a cup of tea?

Milk is needed for the baby. Father is unable to supply it.

From now on please leave two pints every other day and one pint on the days in between, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don’t want any milk.

My back door is open. Please put milk in ‘fridge, get money out of cup in drawer and leave change on kitchen table in pence, because we want to play bingo tonight.

Please leave no milk today. When I say today, I mean tomorrow, for I wrote this note yesterday.

When you leave the milk please put the coal on the boiler, let dog out and put newspaper inside the screen door. P.S. Don’t leave any milk.

No milk. Please do not leave milk at No. 15 either as he is dead until further notice.

Those are just some of the great little notes and so please remember if you live where there is milkmen please write them a note that they will understand. Enjoy your glass of milk!