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, May 11, 2011

Flooding On Hwy 61 North

My husband, Bob, took most of the pictures here and the one above is showing the MS Yazoo Valley RR Depot going underwater.  As I drove north on old Hwy 61, Bob took pictures of the water coming close to the roads edge.  We passed a lot of dump trucks hauling dirt and sand up and down the road.  This highway will eventually be closed.   

Here we are coming up to the intersection of old Hwy 61 at the bypass which will soon be underwater.  

At the intersection you can see the dump trucks getting ready to make a turn going back towards old Hwy 61 South.

Heading back towards town on Hwy 61 bypass.

At the bottom of Lee Street, not far from our home, is Golding Barge Lines offices and as you can see it is surrounded by the river.  This is a family business and has opened temporary offices about a block east.

We headed back over to the Vicksburg Riverfront Park and the prediction is for the river to get up to the perimeter of the crossties.  Al Roker of the Today Show, who is in town broadcasting, said that the current of the river is moving so fast it could fill up the Superdome in 30 minutes.  What we don't need is more water but rain is in the forecast and could last four days straight.

I took this picture of some love birds who are not concerned about the river but enjoying a nice breeze in the shade with towboats going up and down the Mighty Mississippi!


JDP said...

Keeping you and yours in my prayers Marian.


Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks JDP! We should be safe but a lot of people are having to find a place to stay until they can get back to their homes if anything is left. Been in one flood of 3 feet in the house from a creek backing up in the subdivision after a hard rain. It's no fun!

JDP said...

Marian I do not know what we would do if our home were to flood. We live in a creek bottom and have flood insurance but I sure would not want to have to go through that. Stay Safe!


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