Oklahoma Pioneer Mittie Stephens Cobb enjoyed family, home and garden. Mittie's 1941 Journal shares weathered pioneer experiences and every day life in Arapaho, Oklahoma. Mittie and Rufus "Dad" lived west of Arapaho with daughter Mary and son Frank and owned the Cobb Store in Arapaho. Cecil and Lena Cobb, Fannie and Richard Bland lived nearby. George, Jack, Loys Cooper, Randall and Mildred Shankland moved out of state and stayed in touch by letters. Mittie turned 73 years in 1941 outliving three of her children, Rexie, Rollie and Harvey.

It was serendipity

to have Mittie's Journal to read and share in 2008. The calendar days of 1941 are the same as 2008. Richard received the Journal from his mother, Fannie, and gave the Journal to his cousin Betty in spring 2008. This great-granddaughter first had it in hand in July 2008. For a few weeks it was transcribed to email for family. Mittie's Journal blog began October 12, the anniversary of the day Mittie and Rufus landed at Gip, Oklahoma 1892 in open prairie. Check out that Journal entry. It is a blessing to share this Journal with others. To stay in the matching year the remaining Journal days appear in the Journal Archive as they are posted. Thanks for stopping by.

April 15, 1941, Tuesday

Another hard shower of Rain at Dawn. Instead of arising I went to sleep again, to awaken awhile later. The Sun was shining brightly on muddy slick roads over which cars and School buses were slipping and sliding. More traffic this morning because yesterday's traveling was hindered by washed out Roads.

Mary is oil mopping the woodwork and floors to get rid of that dusty look. The Tulips are so abundant and bright colored, great big bunches of Blossoms hiding the foliage.

Frank took Dad to town early through the slippery mud. It is hard to control the car. Some of the School Buses were an hour late. So much traffic will soon make the Road more passable. Scripture reading I Cor. 15:12-22

I finished crocheting my lace mittens for Pioneer Day. Raining at night. I had my hair Shampoo-waved. Dad and I went to Clinton with Mary to get groceries.

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