Ole and Lena

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.  Mort Walker

I am half Norwegian – from my mom’s side. So Ole and Lena have been a part of my life as long as I can remember – along with various Norwegian phrases like munge tak (many thanks). Mom always wanted me to go to Norwegian language camp in the summer time – boy do I wish I had done that, but I had no interest.  But, I have learned a lot of Ole and Lena jokes and the one I heard last week might just be the funniest one yet (at least in my world!).

Sven stopped by Ole and Lena’s house and went in the kitchen, where he found Lena ironing and looking sad. “Lena! Vhat’s da problem?  Vhye so sad?”  “Vell,” said Lena, ” ya see, Ole and me bin haffing some trubbles in our marriaje and so vee vent to da doktor yesterday for his advice.” “Vell, vat did the doktor tell youse?” Lena replied, “He said dat Ole should go home and tinker with his John Deere and dat should make tings better, so he’s out in da barn”.  “Vhat da heck!” “I’m gonna go talk to Ole and find out vhat’s going on!”.  Sven stomped out the door and went to the barn, where, sure enough, he found Ole tinkering with his John Deere (now seriously, I mean he was working on the engine).  Sven said to Ole, “So Ole, Lena tole me youse have bin haffing some troubles in your marriaje?” “Ya”, said Ole, “but ve vent to da doktor and he gave us some goot advise and everytinks gonna be fine now”.  “Vell, vhat did the doktor tell youse?” Ole replied, “He said, Ole, you need to go home and do somethin to a tractor” (attract her).

I know…I know.  I just can’t help myself. Laughter to me truly is wonderful medicine! 
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