~ So turnet fleisig alle Tage ~
Here's a cute relief stein by Matthias Girmscheid, mold #874, ca. early 1900's dedicated to the Turners (gymnasts) which were formed about 1815 by Vater Jahn in the emerging Germany in order to unify Germans and give them a healthy and disciplined way of life. The mottoes of the Turners are also on the stein: Gut Heil (good health) and Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei! (fresh, faithful, merry, free!).
So turnet fleisig alle Tage
wollt ihr leben ohne Klage.
So do gymnastics diligently every day
(and) live your life without complaint.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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