More Stories from Auntie Kreamsaugen
Laugh at yourself and be happy!
by Auntie Kreamsaugen
published March 2015
We had wonderful neighbors in Snoose Hollow. Olga was a
country gal who married Sven, a 'town boy' that hardly knew
how to buckle an overshoe.
These newly-weds chose to be pig farmers. With no heat
lamps or electricity and Minn-I-snow-ta winters being so brutally
cold, they struggled to keep their new born pigs alive by
keeping them in a basket behind the cook stove.
I heard tell that, one morning Olga brought at least a dozen
little newborn pigs from the freezing pig pen into the kitchen.
They were motionless! Her husband, Sven said "vat do you
tink you are 'God' ... they're all dead!" Undeterred by his
words, she put them in warm water and recovered all but two!
On another day, Olga was cleaning out the Sow's pen. Scooping
manure with a three tine pitch fork, she was dirty from
head to toe. Sven came home from town all squeaky clean and
started bossing her around telling her how to do things.
She informed him in a loud firm voice, "You didn't even
know vat a pig vas 'til you met me."
Realizing the way she
looked, she said "oops", then they both shared a laugh.
Today after all these years they are still married!