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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Towboat Picture Published

Marian Love Phillips stood on the Mississippi River overlook to grab this photo of the M/V John H. MacMillan Jr., make a turn in the river's bend.

My picture above was published in The Vicksburg Post yesterday.  Actually, I had sent it in a few weeks prior and had forgotten about it.  

I had gone to the Vicksburg Riverfront Park on my birthday in January and saw two towboats coming around the bend.  This was the first one by and it was a huge load with a row of seven barges.  

I had also posted this same picture on an Open Group page called, "You know you're from Vicksburg if: Tommy Paine who used to belong to Cargo Carriers said it looked like 35 loads.  

My former Class of 1959 classmate, Walter Little, who now lives in Alabama, quoted as saying, "I miss from my childhood on Oak Street the lightening-like stabs of searchlights in the back windows at night as the towboats search out the marker below the borrow pits we called "the pockets".   

Jack Van Devender said that he was the office manager of the Central Terminal Co. (Central Industries) from '75 to '78 which was located just above where this pictures was taken at the confluence of the Yazoo Diversionary Canal and the Mississippi River.  A window in his office over looked this great bend in the river.  He said he never tired of watching the 35 to 45 barges tow navigate this 90 degree bend heading south under the bridges.  

Getting ready to maneuver under the bridges!

South bound!

I am once again humbled to have my picture published in our Sunday's paper.


DeanO said...

Well done acongrats my blogging and hunting friend. Ready for deer season yet? I went through my dozen hunting knives last night making sure they were mirror polished and razor sharp....just in case

Marian Love Phillips said...

Well, just got through with deer hunting season the end of January but now got my sites on a BIG FAT HOG! Hope to go hog hunting soon! :)
PS: Keep your knives just never know! :)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Congrats to you! You have to apply to work there as a photographer.
Look forward to see pictures of your hog...

DeanO said...

Actually, gonna do a hog hunt myself with my buddy Jeff :)

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Lindsjo taxar - I have applied there but not as a photographer...might just do that! :)

I hope I get a hog also. My husband already killed one and I got to catch up with him. Good Luck DeanO and hope you get one as well! :)

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