Friday, December 16, 2005

My People, Part 2

In what I hope will be a continuing thread.

Eino - a Finnlander from Cook County in northern Minnesota - was an older, single gentleman who was born and raised a Lutheran.

Each Friday night after work, he would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak.

Now, all of Eino's neighbors were Catholic and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Fridays. The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.

The priest came to visit Eino, and suggested that Eino convert to Catholicism. After several classes and much study, Eino attended Mass and as the priest sprinkled holy water over Eino, he said, "You were born a Lutheran and raised a Lutheran, but now you are Catholic." Eino's neighbors were greatly 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 Eino's yard clutching a rosary and prepared to scold Eino, he stopped in amazement and watched...

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

1 comment:

Sleemoth said...

Ole's son, Sven, got engaged. All of Sven's guy friends and coworkers got together to plan a bachelor party for him.

On the night of the party, everyone showed up - including Ole. They all had a rabble-rousing time and got quite drunk, and late in the evening, a giant cake was rolled out into the room.

The drum roll started, and out of the cake popped a very sexy, young, buxom woman, dressed in a thong and a tight t-shirt. After a round of dancing and nuzzling with Sven and the other guys, she got to Ole. The girl put her arms on Ole's shoulders, bent down close to him and whispered in his ear: "You know, I can give you some super sex."

Ole thought for a few seconds, and the replied, "Vell, I tink I'll have da soup."