— Desert roadkill or fresh-baked waffles?
— Testing testing!
— Fhoo! Fhooo!
— Doctor, doctor, my head hurts!
— Oh, yes, inside or outside?
— Well, feels like it’s my brain.
— Hmm … in that case we’re probably talking …
— Phantom pains!
— Yes indeed, you have one fit husband, my dear! Today, I did 50 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes of strength training!
— My goodness, Hjalmar!
— It’s about prioritizing! It’s important to keep in shape for one’s health! Then, one can live a longer life and spend more time with the children!
— Want to play, Dad?
— Can’t you see I’m exhausted, Jens?
Han Ola og han Per
— What’s going on now then?
— It is Lars. He fell down the well.
— I don’t understand how we can get him up.
— Oh sure, we have to fill with water so he floats up.
— D’ya see’m?
— No, but I can here’m splash.
— We don’t need more water.
— I can reach’m with the hook now.
—I got a hold of’m now.
— Do you feel all right Lars?
— Yes thanks, but it was awfully wet.
This article originally appeared in the July 31, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.