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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!

Well, today is my birthday and I'm so thankful that I have lived this long and been blessed with dear family and friends.  Though it all, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be a lady deer hunter one day.  The picture above was taken when I was around 18 years old.  It's one of my prom gowns and I also wore it during a Civil War re-enactment play called, Gunboats Around The Bend for the Playhouse.  The ball took place in a historical home called, The Balfour House (circa 1830), which is one of Vicksburg's most historical houses. Home to Emma Balfour, Civil War diarist during the siege of Vicksburg, and later Union Headquarters for Gen. James McPherson and the Union forces. It was the site of a famous Christmas Ball when a messenger came to the house and reported approaching gunboats. The General announced that "This ball is at an end " because the enemy was coming down the river.  I wore a big hoop skirt under my gown with my hair pulled back with a wig of curls.  I really enjoyed going from town to town performing on stage, dancing and meeting a lot of nice people.  Sure is fun to go back and reminisce.  I'm looking forward to spending my special day with Bob and family.

11 comments:

kmurray said...

Happy Birthday to you and may it be filled to the top with the very best things life has to offer!

Editor said...

happy birthday my very special friend!

SimplyOutdoors said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy it.

CDGardens said...

Happy Birthday Marian! Have a great day. ;)

BobG said...

Congratulations. Hope you have many more trips around the sun.

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

Oh, Marian, what a wonderful picture of you! Such a fitting display for your birthday blog...what a beauty! And a deer hunter on top! Neat! Happy Birtday and many more to you! Jack

Marian Love Phillips said...

My thanks to kmurry, Editor, Simply Outdoors, CDGardens, BobG and Long Ridge for coming by and making my birthday a very memorable one. :)

Mel said...

Hope it is not to late to jump in and wish you a very Happy Birthday, Marian. Hope you spent it with family and friends.

Marian Love Phillips said...

It's not too late Mel...and did spend with my family and friends. Thanks for your wishes - it really means a lot to me! :)

Mushy said...

I'm sure I caught you on FB, but glad I came over to see that photo...beautiful!

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Mushy...appreciate the compliment.

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