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.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Waterfront Images

Bob and I drove down to the waterfront to see how high the Yazoo River had gotten to the flood wall this past Friday. I had my camera with me and took some pictures and thought you might enjoy seeing them. Above is the last of 32 murals that was dedicated Friday morning. This one depicts a grocer, Jitney Jungle and to the far right of the picture was a cafe called, "The Glass Kitchen" on the corner of Walnut and South Streets. This is where I met my first husband, Jesse. At the corner of Walnut and Clay Street is where I met my second husband, Bob, at a dance in the Coral Room of the Vicksburg Hotel. My first husband was born here in Vicksburg and my second husband was born in Dearborn, Michigan and met them only two blocks apart. Must be something about Walnut Street!!!!

To the left is two downtown parking garages and center is the Catfish Row Art Park and Horizon Casino.

Tracks in front of the flood wall going north.

An old caboose

To the left is the dry docked M/V Mississippi owned by the Lower Mississippi Valley Division, Corps of Engineers that will be used as a museum, the grand old train station and a Mid South train car on a side track.
The Horizon Casino boat in the Yazoo River Canal at the waterfront.

The Sweet Olive excursion boat.

Behind the flood wall is part of Horizon Casino and Hotel. The exit is blocked off by water. It was a pretty tight turn-around in our Sierra 4x4 truck. Had to go out the entrance and cross over the railroad tracks. The Mississippi River is receding now and should be a slow fall. Hopefully, this is the end of the flooding especially north and south of town where it was hit hard by flooding industries, homes, camps, roads and farmlands.

1 comment:

Big Al said...

This is a great start to number 2000! I'm looking forward to each one.

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