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."