View Full Version : Lent in Minnesota...

05-04-11, 20:43
Each Friday night after work, Ole would fire up his outdoor grill on

the shore of Chub Lake and cook a venison steak.

But, all of Ole's neighbors were Catholic... And since it was Lent,
they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday. The delicious aroma
from the grilled venison steaks wafted over Castle Rock all the way to
Haslewood, and was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful
that they finally talked to their priest.

The Priest came to visit Ole, and suggested that he become a Catholic.
After several classes and much study, Ole attended Mass.....and as
the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You were born a
Lutheran, and raised a Lutheran, but now you are a Catholic."

Ole's neighbors were relieved, until Friday night arrived, and the
wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood.

The Priest was called immediately by the neighbors and, as he rushed
into Ole's yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he
stopped and watched in amazement.

There stood Ole, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he
carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted: "You vuz born
a deer......you vuz raised a deer.....but now you is a walleye."

D J Granlund
06-04-11, 16:46
Thanks for the flash back. It has been along time since I heard that one. I'm sure it was in Minnesota and it brought a lot of smiles to the Lutherans and the Catholics in our Northern Minnesota community. But then we did not think having walleye was a hardship at lent. David