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.

May 16, 1941, Friday

I transplanted dozens of seedlings and cut grasses and pulled weeds. Very still this morning. It makes the sweat rise on the brow to labor out doors this morning.

Today is the last lesson in Cooking School. I want to go as it is a pleasant way of spending a few ours and see others enjoy themselves. Scripture reading Luke 11:2-14.

Received a letter from Jack at San Jose, California. He has very good employment now. God Bless him and keep him in the shadow of Thy wings.

Mrs. Teels and Mrs. Igo went to Clinton Cooking School with Mary and I. The crowd was large and the day was pleasant but my head and knees ached very much. So glad to get home to my easy chair. Mary bought home some black cherries and fresh tomatoes. My! How I will enjoy eating them.

Dad, Mary and I went to Fannie's to take Richard home at night. Then we hunted hay-hands to put up Alfalfa tomorrow. We get so tired these long hot days.

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