My husband, Bob, is 67 today. Happy Birthday Bob! Above is his Class of 1961 graduation picture taken at Father Flanagan's Boys Town in Omaha, NE. Bob was born in Dearborn, MI and came south to MS in 1980 transferring from Champaign, IL. He was Director of Labor Relations at Anderson-Tully Lumber Company (ATCO) until his retirement in 1994. He has a daughter, Karen, who lives in Santa Fe, NM and a son Greg, living here in Vicksburg. He is step-father to my four daughters, Theresa, Kathleen, Debra and Suzy. He has four grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great grandsons and expecting his first granddaughter in May. He also has two sisters, Christine in Chandler, AZ and Karol in Redford, MI. We all want to wish you a very Happy Birthday Bob! My surprise gift to him is his own blog called, Two Dogs Tall.
When Bob came to Vicksburg and started working for ATCO, he was able to hunt on their land. As it seems, Bob did not know too much about hunting. After his first deer hunt he soon became known as two dogs. Click here on two dogs tall to read this hilarious story of a yankee coming to the south to deer hunt and almost starting another civil war. Two Dogs Tall blog will mainly consists of pictures of his high school days and going back to Boys Town for the first time for his 40th class reunion which we attended and was a very emotional reunion for him and his brothers.
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.