My Granddaughter, Sonya Michelle Gordy, turns 30 years old today! She is the oldest of six granddaughters and I'm proud to say that she has served in the U. S. Navy. She went to boot camp at Great Lakes, IL and from there was stationed at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. She had signed up for 6 years and planned to be a linguist but became ill and was honorably medically discharged. She attended MS State University at Starkville and the University of Southern MS at Hattiesburg. She's planning to return to Southern MS to further her education. Sonya is fluent in French, German, Spanish and Chinese Mandarin. While living in her hometown of Vicksburg, Sonya took the Hunters Education Course and had planned to hunt with me until she moved away to Magee, MS. I would take her to the deer camp and practice shooting my .22 rifle and she was very good at hitting the bulls eye. We are making plans to hunt together this coming season at her home in Magee. Sonya has also performed on stage at the Vicksburg Little Theater and took acting lessons in college. I want to wish her a very Happy Birthday and may she have many more returns of the day! I love and miss you so much! Have a Blessed Birthday and I look forward to seeing you this fall. Gran Gran
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.