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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Citi - Norway commercial
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 19:24:06 -0500
Oh, I don't know, Richard. I thought my one ancestor was German and his wife
was Swedish and that their children were German and that they all immigrated
from Germany to Milwaukee and then Ohio. But then I went to "the hall of
records" (aka Family History Library) and found out the children are Danish!
They may have been on the same boat with Olaf Olafson, a Chinese laundry
owner. When someone asked him why his name was Olaf Olafson, the laundry
owner of oriental nativity said that he was in line at the immigration port
behind a Swede and when asked his name he said it was "Same Ting" and so the
immigration officer wrote down Olaf Olafson.
--Elissa who can claim some Swedish heritage if only she knew where!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:] On Behalf
> Of Richard A. Pence
> Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 7:06 PM
> I guess it was intended to be some sort of a Norwegian joke. But as I told
> my wife just Friday, the ad agency wasn't all that skilled in genealogy -
> you can't go to the "hall of records" in Norway and find out you are
> Swedish (although you may be able to do the reverse - I'm not sure).
> Anyway, the ad has it all wrong. Here's what really happened.
> When Lars and his father Ole went on the genealogy cruise to the Old
> Country, they got on the ship at Dulut'. As soon as they got on board they
> were clamped into irons and forced to man oars to the beat measured by a
> huge man with a loud whip.
> They barely got out of Lake Superior when the trip was half over, so they
> had to turn around and row back. As they neared Dulut' again, Lars leaned
> briefly on his oar and said to Ole, "Say, Ole, are we supposed to tip the
> whip master?"
> Ole replied, "I don't know, but we didn't last year."
> Whose maternal grandmother was Oleanna Iverson, so he has a license to
> tell Norwegian jokes
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