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.
My daughter Kathy and I headed to Jackson to the Mississippi State Fair for an evening of fun yesterday afternoon. She wanted to see Three Dog Nightplaying at the Budweiser Pavilion. We made our way across the way by using the Sky Lift to take us to the other end and as we approached to get off...I fell down. I hit my left knee and came down on my right hand. I also found out that I have a complete rupture of my right rotator cuff (no hunting this season) last week and as they were trying to get me up off the concrete ground I did not want to be pulled up by my right shoulder - - so I was able to get up on my knees and they grabbed my left side and got me up. I had my camera around my neck and it hit the concrete and all the batteries came out. So afraid that I broke my camera but thankfully it's still working. I felt so bad about falling and must have tripped. I thought I had ruin the evening for my daughter but the people there were so nice and got my knee all bandaged up and my hand. We were given a free pass back over by Dean whom I figured was the head man over the ride. We watched the show and enjoyed it and of course I was a little afraid to go back the way I came but knew I could not walk all the way back. I was told that it can be stopped which they had a sign there on the fence but did not noticed it going in. We made it back and it was stopped for me to get off by being radioed to the other end. To our surprise Dean was there to greet us again and said that he was sorry that I had fallen. It was just one of those things that happens and with me getting up in age...I'm slowing down. I'm not a spring chicken anymore....that's for sure! Before we left the fair Kathy got a candy apple and I some salt water taffy. The most important thing here is spending quality time with my daughter is what made the evening enjoyable. Below are some pictures taken at the fair which was a beautiful afternoon and evening.