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, September 11, 2010

Where Were You...

When The World Stopped Turning

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Out in the yard with your wife and children
Working on some stage in LA
Did you stand there in shock at the site of
That black smoke rising against that blue sky
Did you shout out in anger
In fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry

Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below

Did you burst out in pride
For the red white and blue
The heroes who died just doing what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself to what really matters

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
Did you dust off that bible at home
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Speak with some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some stranger
Stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

The greatest is love
The greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
~Alan Jackson

4 comments:

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Marian
I will never forget that day as long as I live. I was heading to a teacher's meeting and it was canceled because everyone was so uspet over what had happened. I hope and pray that it never happens again. So many indivduals lost their lives that day through a senseless act of hated towards the U.S. Thanks for the post.

Marian Love Phillips said...

I want either Bill. I was in my car headed to work (receptionist) at the Vicksburg Convention Center and it came on the radio...when I went into the office everyone was in the back watching it on TV. I saw what was happening and came back to my desk and sat down and felt so alone and afraid. My daughter called and said she loved me and went back to watching it again and I said, what happened to the towers and they told me they had fallen. I felt so bad for all the innocent people who had lost their lives. It was indeed a terrible day for us. Two of our employees were on a plane flying to Iowa to the home office and had to land and could not leave for several days. My sister-in-law was in Europe with customers of a tour group that she put together and they could not come home. It was the worst days of our lives to know that our homeland was under attack. A horrible, horrible feeling. I hope and pray that it never happens again also Bill.
(We were fortunate that we had no events going on that day - if we had - everything would have stopped)

kathy said...

I was dropping the kids off a school at Dana Rd. Elementary we were in the car line and it came on the radio that a plane had just hit the Twin Towers in New York. The kids were getting out of the car and I told one of the teachers that a plane just hit the Twin Towers but was not sure what exactly happened. When I returned back home, I turned on the Today Show and saw what was unfolding (live) I said Oh My God! I called Momma, sisters, even a friend from Michigan. We could not believe what we were seeing...

Joe said...

I had flown to Chicago the day before for a meeting at corporate headquarters. My buddy and I had gone out for breakfast and heard something about the Twin Towers on the radio. Didn’t realized what had happened until we got back to the hotel and people were gathered around the TV. Long story short we spent the next 20 hours driving a rental car back home.

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