Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mike's Deer Friends!

My Facebook friend, Mike Persichini, loves to take pictures of his deer friends in our wild and wonderful outdoors.  He's lucky to have a place at home and in the woods to do so.  Here are some I'm sharing with you to enjoy with his endorsement.

He is 3 inches past his ears now which should mean at least 24 inches wide!!

Last year!   

Friday, June 24, 2016

Some Swamp Frogs

How cute is this!  Belinda Johnson's nephew got him two swamp frogs way down in Louisiana.  Looks like he is being raised right in our great wild outdoors.  Way to go little fellow!  

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Busy Waterfront In Vicksburg, Mississippi

Yesterday I made it downtown to the waterfront to find not only the Grand American Queen but the Queen of the Mississippi and Corps of Engineers, M/V William James, moored.  

The American Queen between the trees.

High black smoke stakes peeking though the trees.

The Corps of Engineers M/V William James also moored at the waterfront.  

It's time for passengers to board and leave Vicksburg after a day of enjoying our civil war town of hallowed ground.

It's just enough room to squeeze in!  

Taken by my Facebook friend, Joyce Morrell Shinn, who was dining at 10 South Rooftop Bar and Grill.  She got this awesome shot of the American Queen moored in the Yazoo Diversion Canal with Lake Centennial in the background.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cooper's First Hog

Steve Cooper wants everyone to congratulate Cooper's very first hog in our great wild outdoors!  I'm very proud of him.  I was 74 years old before I got my first one, actually two at one time.  Steve is prostaff for Watson Air Lock.  My congrats on your hog, Cooper! Way to go!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Happy 26th Birthday, Carl!

My grandson, Carlton "Carl" is 26 years old today and of course I'm very proud of him!  He now lives in Wisconsin and I miss and love him so much!  Wishing you a Happy Birthday with love from Gran Gran!  

Carl and I many years ago!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy 32nd Birthday, Sonya Michelle!

It's hard to believe that my first granddaughter is 32 years old today! Seems like yesterday she was born. I'm so proud of you Sonya Michelle and wishing you a very Happy 32nd Birthday! With all my love!  
Gran Gran

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Brunch @ Historic Anchuca

I was invited to a Sunday brunch today by a friend that I used to work with at the Corps of Engineers. It was so delightful to see her again and we had a lot of catching up to do while we enjoyed our meal together.   

Anchuca is a Choctaw Indian word meaning "happy home," and is one of the most significant antebellum homes and the first historical Bed & Breakfasts in my hometown of Vicksburg, MS.

A Greek-Revival mansion that was built in 1830 by J. W. Mauldin and was standing during the Civil War and was converted into a make-shift hospital and said that some of the men who suffered and died there are stilling hanging around.

Built in three stages from 1830 to 1855, this Greek Revival style mansion was originally built by J. W. Mauldin and sold to Victor Wilson in 1840.  Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Anchuca was Vicksburg's first antebellum residence to open as a tour home.

The Carriage House

Walking to the back entrance of Cafe Anchuca.  

Love the hand-made brick walkway.

The owner, Tom Pharr, greeted me in the courtyard.

The bathroom door!

Some pictures I took while waiting for my friend to arrive.   

Owners bobtail cat relaxing in the courtyard. 

My friend, Mary Louise Nosser, who's retired now, works part time at Anchuca and wears an antebellum gown while greeting the tourists off the American Queen, America, American Eagle and Queen of Mississippi riverboats and/or guests.  She has also been a tour guide for the Vicksburg National Military Park. 

A lovely couple from Dallas, TX, staying at Anchuca, took our picture together.

Soothing sounds from the courtyard fountain to enjoy!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Farmers Market Tomatoes!

This morning I made it to the Vicksburg Farmers Market to get some homegrown tomatoes.  I have been wanting a tomato sandwich so bad and pigged out eating two!

Getting ready to get out of my truck to buy some tomatoes.

This will hold me for awhile and make a lot of tomato sandwiches!

Friday, June 17, 2016

#jRAWK & Fishselfieinc

Scotty Rude's son, jrawk, caught his fish on a new Zebco pole that he won at the Cortland Youth Bureau recently.  Scotty is a father of 3 and an entrepreneur, singer, comedian and co-founder of fishselfieinc t-shirts of Freeville, NY.  

You can check out his site at  This is a pretty neat t-shirt!  

Congratulations to jrawk in our great wild and wonderful outdoors. #happyfishing   #fishselfieinc   #jrawk
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