Our hometown of Vicksburg is having our annual fall festival starting today and tomorrow and looks like a lot of fun for the whole community. Bob and I will have a booth around the Old/New Court House Museum area selling his copper trees and also his acrylic oil paintings. Downtown will also have fun activities for the children, musical entertainment, sidewalks sales and some fall fresh vegetables at the Farmers Market starting at 10:00 a.m. A bike ride through historic Vicksburg and the U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River for Saturdays Bricks and Spokes ride if you love biking. We have to be at the old/new court house area at 7:00 in the morning to get set-up and will start at 8:00 a.m., until 5:00 p.m. I will be taking pictures to post on my blog for all to see. The weather will be absolutely beautiful for the occasion and as they say in the South, COME ON DOWN!!!
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.