The people have spoken (17 of them, at any rate) and we can proudly proclaim Bill West as the winner of the 12th Walking the Berkshires Family Archive Caption Contest! After a long drought, though mercifully not as long as that experienced by our beloved Red Sox between 1918 and 2004, Bill has come back with back to back winning captions and solidified his status as a comedic force to be reckoned with. The Tour Marm (not participating in this round) and Janice of Cow Hampshire have earned multiple laurels of their own, but there is always room for new talent and with our newly adopted open polling process we have taken the dubious distinction of this award to new levels of excellence!
Bill's winning caption, corresponding to the archival image at right, was the following:
"Jessica's plan to use her new dog Daisy to attract Buster Brown and his dog Tige had one major
I had a rabbit named Harvey who revealed his feminine side by birthing a litter, so I can relate to Jessica's mistake.
The charming little girl in this image is my Mother's cousin Penny (Ogden) Weinstein, taken about 1946. I have no other information on the sterling hound at her side, except to observe that one of these faces could have launched a thousand ships, while the other munched on them.