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Thursday Photo Caption Contest

“Each of these holes represents a member of your family tree.”

Since last week’s photo came from holdings at the National Archives at Chicago, we thought, what could be more appropriate than getting one of our Windy City colleagues to be our guest judge? Regional Office Management Assistant Mary Ann Zulevic stepped in for the duty and, after much deliberation, debating, and pondering, picked this genealogical joke for the win.

Congratulations to Alexis Hill! Check your e-mail for a code for 15% off in the eStore. We’ve got lots of goodies for all the knots in your family tree.

The original caption for the photo is: “On Demonstration Trail, ‘Trees for Tomorrow’ Conservation Workshop, at Eagle River. Walt Nicewander shows 2 teachers a knotty, low-grade bd. Produced by limby trees such as white pine to the left. Vilas Co. Wis. 07/1960″ (Records of the Forest Service, RG 95; ARC 2131639).

I don’t know if the men in this week’s photo for caption are from the same family tree, but they sure seem close. Put your best captions in the comments section below! We’ll reconvene again next week to pick a winner—same time, same place.

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Comment from Brian D. McKinney
Time October 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I have heard of carrying dead weight but, these guys are alive. Oh, the pain in my back!

Comment from Curtis White
Time October 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm

The US was terribly unprepared for war. This 1941 photo shows the deplorable state of our cavalry just before the Pearl Harbor attack.

Comment from william frantz
Time October 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm

when will we get to ride in the tank

Comment from Kim Burdick
Time October 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I got to get outta this place,
If it’s the last thing I ever do.

Comment from Steven Haversack
Time October 6, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Jimmy knew it was wrong to gamble, but he’d bet his hat all over again Gus couldn’t beat his three kings.

Comment from Douglas
Time October 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm

With his Car in the Shop, Thomas was forced to Ride Share with the Donaldson Brothers.

Comment from Hugh Ryon
Time October 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm

You will note all the asses are wearing hats.

Comment from Kyla Waltermire
Time October 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Dan the donkey sighed and thought, “This isn’t the army I signed up for…”

Comment from Pam A.
Time October 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

When Horace heard the Thompson twins had a plan that would allow the three of them to use the Donkey-Pool Lane for their morning commute, he never dreamed he’d have to give up his hat in order to participate. Sometimes the price of “going green” is just too high.

Comment from Mickey
Time October 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

These soldiers, on leave for the first time in months, chose to ride into town on a donkey instead of waiting for the bus. It was not their only error in judgment that weekend.

Comment from Paul H
Time October 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm

The new Dan Brown thriller about the Knights Templar infiltrating the US Army is now filming.