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.

Friday, June 19, 2009

In The Park


Year 30 of the Mississippi Picnic was held last Sunday in New York City's Central Park. Representing Vicksburg was Mary Louise Nosser. With her are event founder Rachael McPherson of Monticello, Gov. Haley Barbour and Ellis Nassour, playwright and author, who grew up in Vicksburg. The event is held annually to bring former Mississippians together in New York and to promote the state for business and tourism.
I'm proud to say that I have known both Mary Louise from working at the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers together and Ellis from high school. We have all stayed in touch all these years. Mary Louise and Ellis are also related. I did not realized that this event had taken place until I read it in Wednesday's paper. Looks like everyone really had a great time and promoted our great state of Mississippi!

Fried catfish, hushpuppies and sweet tea, oh my!

3 comments:

vicksburgnews said...

Hey, I read about the Mississippi Picnic in the news last weekend. I find current info using Google Reader and getting an RSS feed from a Google News search on Mississippi or Vicksburg or whatever. Yahoo News puts a Local Headlines as a tab I check when I read my email. Things like that pop up from all over, not just the local news paper. Lots of local news from Jackson newspapers and TV news, especially WLBT. I think I have twitter with most of their news production staff. WLBT newsfeeds are comprehensive.

Its very nice to see Ellis in this picture. I have met him several times. I made friends with his mother Mamie and stopped in to visit her many times when she was in the nursing home down the hall from Mr. Piazza over at Shady Lawn several years back. Ellis is a very interseting person to talk to .

I have made several New York City contacts on Twitter, but I did not here any of them mention the picnic. Maybe I can find Ellis on twitter??

There was a NASCAR event downtown NY City about a week ago, when a NASCAR pit crew demonstrated a racing pitstop on one of those busy down town Manhattan streets. It was a big attention getter.

Thank you for posting all this.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks for the imput Charles. That's good to know! You learn something new everyday! :)

Rick Kratzke said...

Sounds like good friends, good fun, good times.

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