Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
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.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Brunch @ Historic Anchuca

I was invited to a Sunday brunch today by a friend that I used to work with at the Corps of Engineers. It was so delightful to see her again and we had a lot of catching up to do while we enjoyed our meal together.   

Anchuca is a Choctaw Indian word meaning "happy home," and is one of the most significant antebellum homes and the first historical Bed & Breakfasts in my hometown of Vicksburg, MS.

A Greek-Revival mansion that was built in 1830 by J. W. Mauldin and was standing during the Civil War and was converted into a make-shift hospital and said that some of the men who suffered and died there are stilling hanging around.

Built in three stages from 1830 to 1855, this Greek Revival style mansion was originally built by J. W. Mauldin and sold to Victor Wilson in 1840.  Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Anchuca was Vicksburg's first antebellum residence to open as a tour home.

The Carriage House

Walking to the back entrance of Cafe Anchuca.  

Love the hand-made brick walkway.

The owner, Tom Pharr, greeted me in the courtyard.

The bathroom door!

Some pictures I took while waiting for my friend to arrive.   

Owners bobtail cat relaxing in the courtyard. 

My friend, Mary Louise Nosser, who's retired now, works part time at Anchuca and wears an antebellum gown while greeting the tourists off the American Queen, America, American Eagle and Queen of Mississippi riverboats and/or guests.  She has also been a tour guide for the Vicksburg National Military Park. 

A lovely couple from Dallas, TX, staying at Anchuca, took our picture together.

Soothing sounds from the courtyard fountain to enjoy!


Gorges Smythe said...

Looks like an interesting place.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Yes, it is Gorges and it's haunted as well!

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