~ Unverhofft kommt oft ~
The verse is translated here literally so the reader can see that every word in this sentence is a cognate. It is an old German proverb that means "The unexpected usually happens." The blue-gray, stoneware stein without lid is marked with the S. P. Gerz logo, Germany and "379", ca. 1900.
Unverhofft kommt oft. The un-hoped for comes often.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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