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.

Friday, January 20, 2012

An Old Cemetery Statue and A Camel

On  January 14, 2012, I met my sister and nephew at the Vicksburg Cedar Hill Cemetery to visit our brother/father's grave.  It was his birthday and he would have been 67 years old.  Before we left I took the picture above and did not know that I had captured a bird-in-flight until I downloaded it on my computer. Below, my nephew showed us the spot where "Douglas", the camel, headstone was in the cemetery.  I have heard about "Douglas" but did not know the actual place of the headstone. It so happened that my nephew helped put the marker in the ground to commemorate a "war hero" of the Civil War that was fought during the Siege of Vicksburg.    

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