Ole, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist.
His fame grew and soon people from all over the country were
coming to Minnesota to have portraits done.
One day, a stretch limo pulled up to his house. Inside was a beautiful
woman, who asked Ole if he would paint her in the nude.
This was the first time anyone had made this request of Ole.
The woman said money was no object. She was willing to pay $50,000.
Not wanting to get into trouble with his wife, Ole asked the woman to wait while he
went in the house and conferred with Lena , his missus.
In a few minutes, he returned and said to the lady,
"Ya, shoor, you betcha. I'll paint ya in da nude, but I'll haff ta leave my
socks on so I'll have a place to wipe my brushes."