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 20, 2009

Happy 25th Birthday Sonya

Today my oldest granddaughter, Sonya Michelle, is 25 years old and it's very hard for me to believe. She is now living in Magee, MS and had served in the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, IL and from there was stationed at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, where she became ill and was honorably discharged. She had signed up for 6 years and had planned to be a linguist. Since then she has attended Mississippi State University at Starkville and the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg. She plans to return to Southern Mississippi to continue her studies to be a linguist. She is fluent in French, German, Spanish and now learning Chinese (Mandarin) on her own. Sonya also has taken theater where she performed in plays at both colleges. When she was living in Vicksburg she would perform on stage at the Vicksburg Little Theatre. She also took the Hunters Education Course and had planned to hunt with me until she moved away. We would go to the deer camp and practice shooting with my .22 rifle and was hitting the bulls eye! Of course, when she was in the Navy, that paid off knowing she could already shoot well. Wishing her a very Happy Birthday and a bright future in languages. Gran Gran loves you very much!

2 comments:

"his-self" said...

What a talented young woman! You should be....and are proud of her. Happy Birthday Sonya.

Sonka said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Some minor corrections: I'm not returning to USM, I will be transferring to Ole Miss in Oxford because they have the only Chinese Mandarin degree program in Mississippi. I'm only semi-fluent in Spanish; my French and German are fading away since I rarely speak those languages, but I still remember some grammar and vocab from my studies. Oh, and I only performed in plays at Southern Miss. I also helped make some costumes. ^_^

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