After we left Rex Sunday morning, we headed towards Okolona, MS, to visit some friends there before heading home the next day. Gerald, "Rooster", and Bob used to work together at Anderson-Tully Lumber Company in Vicksburg. Rooster worked as an inspector grading lumber and my husband was Director of Labor Relations for the company when they became good friends. Bob is retired now but Rooster works at a sawmill in Mathison, MS, still grading lumber. Actually, Bob and I hunted behind the sawmill and really had a great time a few years ago. Rooster grows his vegetables on some land which backs up against the Natchez Trace Parkway, where he and his wife used to live and he still deer hunts there as well. He sets up his produce stand near the garden and sells on his off time. We were able to bring home some fresh vegetables and a nice size watermelon. We really enjoyed seeing both our friends in Water Valley and in Van Vleet near Okolona, MS. It was a wonderful and relaxing get-a-way for both of us.
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.