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 03, 2011
Missing The Queens!
I really miss hearing the Delta, Mississippi and the American Queens playing their calliope music as they enter the canal headed for the Vicksburg waterfront. The Mississippi Queen and American Queen are currently not sailing. The Delta Queen had been decommissioned since it's Coast Guard exemption has expired. The ships have changed hands several times over the past few years, but this is the first time there has been an interruption in service. As yet a parent company has not found new owners for these American Classics.
Today, when I hear the ice cream truck in our neighborhood, in my mind, I think of the Queens! I guess it's the music they are playing. We only live 8 blocks from the river and could always hear the sounds of the calliope playing from our front porch. Maybe one day they will be back in service but for now the only thing to bring back the memories is to watch a video or listen out for the ice cream truck.