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A Thousand Words for Dec. 9, 2013

Think you can write funny captigo with this phofor Dec. 9? Send yours by noDec. 12 we'll be judge.

Think you can write a funny caption to go with this photo for Dec. 9? Send in yours by noon Dec. 12, and we'll be the judge. | File photo

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Updated: January 10, 2014 6:04AM



A Thousand Words offers SouthtownStar readers the chance to share funny captions for photos.

Dec. 9’s photo features a groundhog, skunk and raccoon while Dec. 2’s photo featured Santa Claus at a water park.

Think you can write a funny caption? Send in yours, and we’ll be the judge.

Every Monday we’ll run a photo and the best captions from the previous week.

Your submissions can be mailed to: Craig Pedziwiatr — A Thousand Words, SouthtownStar, c/o Sun-Times Media, 350 N. Orleans St., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654.

Submissions also can be emailed to cpedziwiatr@southtownstar.com with “A Thousand Words” in the subject line.

Entries for Dec. 9’s photo must be received by noon Dec. 12.

Please include your name, hometown and phone number.

Dec. 2’s winner for the photo featuring Santa Claus at a water park:

I’m noticing Mrs. Claus looks younger and more fit so, Santa, a little more exercise down the lazy river will work just great. — Miriam Zegar, Orland Park

Runners-up:

Last year we did Fairbanks, Alaska, at Christmastime. This is better. Ya think? — Jerry Centner, Oak Forest

Not being used to the heat and sunshine, Santa brings his own lifeguard to his Florida vacation. — Evert E. Kooyman, Oak Lawn

I’ve got the beard, I’ve got the belly. Getting this job would be a boost to my budget. And then I could finally land some big bucks. — Nancy Smith-Slee, Palos Heights

Best of the Rest:

Santa’s taking a little vay-kay while Mrs. Claus minds the factory. — Joan Knudsen, Chicago Ridge

I will not make the naughty list. — Ryan Prentice, Palos Heights

Everyone thinks Santa is at the North Pole helping the elves make toys, but here he is soaking up some sun with the boys. It’s because Santa is using the clause in his contract that allows two weeks’ paid vacation at the resort of his choice. — Joseph A. Vaccaro, Tinley Park

If she was only one of my helpers. — Carl Stahulak, Crete

I’m just a wannabe Santa, but I’m already growing the requisite big belly. — Pat Browne, Lemont

Yes, Santa really does take vacations. — EJ Oahueke, Worth

Mrs. Claus thinks I’m working with the elves. — Richard Jarema, Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community

Santa watches as Mrs. Claus relaxes. — Barbara Vaccaro, Tinley Park

Hey, sunbather! How ’bout you come sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas? I sure know what I want. — Linda Stahulak, Crete



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