In 1940, seventy-two years ago today, my parents (Mr. and Mrs. Marion Edward Love, Sr.), got married here in Vicksburg. Dad was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and came to Vicksburg at the age of nine years old when his Father (James E. Love) was transferred to Vicksburg with the Illinois Central Railroad as a telegraph operator. My mother, Evelyn, was born near Fort Smith, Arkansas and not sure when she came to Vicksburg. I was the first born, my sister, Laura and then my brother, Marion, Jr., now deceased. I love very old photographs and of course this one is very special to me and in memory of their wedding anniversary today!
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.