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June Pelo
24-06-16, 20:16
Lena came to America from Finland and got a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Well, Lena wasn't too diligent in her work. Finally, one day the lady of the house called Lena into the parlor and said, "Look, Lena, I can write my name in the dust on the grand piano. Now what do you have to say?" Lena replied, "Oh, missus, it must be vunderful to haff an eddication."


Ole and Lena were Finnish farmers who, unlike other Finns who farmed in northern Minnesota, farmed in the southern part of Minnesota, adjacent to the Iowa border.

One day a surveyor came to Ole and Lena's farm to survey their property. After he finished, the surveyor met with Ole and Lena and said, "I surveyed your property, but I found a problem. All these years you thought your farm was in Minnesota, but my results show your farm is in Iowa."

The surveyor looked at Ole and Lena for a response, but instead of them being upset, they looked pleased.

"I thought you would be upset," said the surveyor. "Why do you both look so happy?"

"Well," said Ole, "I'm so glad now. I didn't think we could stand another of those terrible Minnesota winters!"


One day Lena confided to her friend Hilda that she had finally cured her nervous husband, Ole, of his habit of biting his nails.

"Good gracious, " said Hilda, "How did yew ever dew that?"

"It vas really simple, " was Lena's reply. "I yust hid his false teeth."