Friday, July 31, 2009

Ole and Lena


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Nolan and I walked the campus of Concordia College after swimming lessons the other day. This sculpture was affectionately known as Ole and Lena when we attended school there. Concordia College is a private Lutheran College.

Wiki describes Ole and Lena as such: Ole and Lena (also Sven and Ole) are central characters in jokes by Scandinavian-Americans, particularly Norwegian-Americans, dominantly in the Upper Midwest region of the U.S., particularly in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota where Scandinavian immigrants and Lutherans are common.

I've grown up hearing these jokes. Nothing tops an old Norwegian telling an Ole and Lena joke in their thick accent. Heres to hoping you have some laughs today!


Ole and Sven went fishing one summer and decided to rent a boat from the resort instead of fishing from the shore. They rowed out a ways and started to fish. They caught one fish after the other. Ole says to Sven, "I wish we could mark this spot. It’s the best fishing I've seen since I was a boy."

Sven replied, "I got some chalk in my tackle box, so why don't I put an X right here on the bottom of the boat?"

Ole laughed, "You goofy brother of mine...What if we don't rent the same boat next time."








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11 comments:

  1. That's so funny!

    You got some great pictures of the campus....it's absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Uh, okay, you're right. That TOTALLY cracked me up and made me laugh out loud!

    What a pretty campus and beautiful shots. I feel like we got to take a walk together. :)

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  3. Thanks Stephanie, the campus is really beautiful!

    Robynn, thats a pretty high compliment from the queen of humor!

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  4. Ole and Sven are blonde....to the root.
    Vicky, your photographs are so very beautiful! You did such a great job in each and every one of them....beautiful.......simply beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles,
    Jackie

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  5. Those photos are beeeautiful Vicky. And you made me giggle!!!
    Hugs~Robin

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  6. Vicky...do you sell your photographs. They are really stunnning....

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  7. Your photography is fantastic. You have a real eye for it. I have so much to catch up on. Love your new header. You have great legs my dear!!! Hope you are all enjoying your summer.

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  8. The pictures were such a delight and so beautifully taken :-)

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  9. Your photos are always so great!

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  10. What a beautiful campus! I love the Sven and Ole joke. I can imagine hearing it in the accent only makes it that much better. :)

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  11. Jackie, lol, I don't sell them. I just had great conditions, great light, great material and great camera and a lot of luck :) Keep practicing and you can do it too!

    Robin, glad to give ya a giggle :)

    Lilly, so glad to have you back :) loving what little summer there is this year!

    Stillness and Missy, thank you :)

    Jill, yes, the accent really sells the joke!

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