From the Joke Collection
Ollie and Lena
They lived by da lake in Minnesota.
It vas early vinter and da lake had froze over.
He asked her if she vould valk across da lake
to da yeneral store to get him some beer.
She asked him for some money, but he told her,
"Nah, yust put it on our tab."
So she valked across the lake, got the beer at da yeneral store,
den walked back home across the lake.
Ven she got home and gave him his beer, she asked him,
"You alvays tell me not to run up da tab at da store.
Why didn't you yust give me some money?"
He replied, "Vell, I didn't vant to send you out dere vit money
ven I vasn't sure how tick the ice vas yet." ”
—Barney Boyd, Indianapolis, Indiana