Today, February 21, 2012, my husband, Bob, turns the BIG 70! He was born in Dearborn, MI, and graduated from Boys Town in Omaha, NE. He transferred from HUMCO in Champaign, IL, to Vicksburg in 1980, as Director of Labor Relations for Anderson-Tully Lumber Co. We met in 1985 and got married in 1988. He has a son, Greg, who lives in Vicksburg and a daughter, Karen, who resides in Santa Fe, NM. He also has four step-daughters, four grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, a great granddaughter, and three great step-grandsons with two more step-greats on the way. Bob is now retired and enjoys hunting, acrylic painting, making copper trees, photography and traveling. You can find Bob hanging out at his blog called, Two Dogs Tall or on his Facebook page. I want to wish him a very Happy Birthday and will celebrate by making his favorite cake, Devil's Food with cream cheese icing and of course, ice cream too!
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.