I am 71 years young and live high on the bluffs of a historical civil war town of Vicksburg, MS. I was born and raised here and attended St. Frances Xavier Academy, graduating in the Class of 1959. I started my government career at the Vicksburg District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and retired in September 1995 with 25 years of service. I’m the proud mother of four daughters, Theresa Marie, 48, Kathleen Love, 46; Debra Ann, 42; and Marian Suzanne “Suzi”, 39, a son, William David, (deceased), a step-mother to Greg 45 and Karen 43. I have five granddaughters, three grandsons, six step-grandchildren, two great-grandsons and two step-great grandchildren.
My present husband, Bob, introduced me to hunting 26 years ago and at the age of 44, I had never shot a gun. We have shared many exciting hunting experiences together. My first deer was a 6-point after being on the stand for five minutes on “opening day”. I used my step-son’s .243. The following weekend I shot another buck with Bob’s .30- 06. I now own my very own rifle a .270 Ruger (Featherweight). I also bow hunted and turkey hunted. I have my very own muzzleloader with my initials in the stock that Bob put together for me from a kit.
In the last 26 years, I have harvested 39 deer. My daughter, Kathleen, hunts and has harvested several deer. My grandsons, Stephen, Ethan and Carl have harvested deer and step-grandson, John, a nice 10 point.
Bob (who is now retired from Anderson-Tully Lumber Company as Director of Labor Relations), taught me how to hunt with a gun, bow, muzzle loader and shotgun. Not only is he my hunting buddy but also my best friend/ husband. Hunting has opened up a whole new world for me and I can’t get enough of it. I love to be in the great outdoors and share/blog about my hunting experiences to my family and friends.