~ Hast du ne nette häuslichkeit ~
If you don't have a good family life, it won't get better by going out to drink. So stay at home and have your happy hour with the family and that will help keep things together. The hand-painted stein is marked "VB" for Villeroy & Boch and mold number 406, ca. 1900.
Hast du ne nette häuslichkeit,
so kneipe du nicht anderweit,
trink du zu Haus' den Schoppen,
laß dich deshalb nicht foppen.
If you don't have a nice home life,
then don't go out drinking elsewhere,
drink at home with the family,
thereby don't let yourself be a fool.
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Andre Ammelounx - The Stein Auction Co.