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 22, 1941, Thursday

Beautiful Spring morning. The Air has been washed and purified by the late rains and all Nature rejoices by growing stately and beautiful, blossoming and putting on young tender foliage. The Mocking Birds sing merrily as I stoop to pull weeds or reach to tie up a wayward Vine.

Men are running the Grader over the Rough Roads. Mary hurried through her house work and went to the Store. I have done hours of labor among the flowers . The Rain washed up some and beat others down and the weeds are so greedy they want all the Soil. it keeps me busy pulling them from among my plants.

School was called off when there was so much Rain and the students will have their Reports mailed to them. Scripture read John 12:2-28, John 17:8-24.

Afternoon, I did some work in the Yard transplanting some Vines and training others to climb up Porch wire. Then here t he Rain comes and cars go slipping and sliding over the Highway that men just graded. Saw two boys with a bike, they are having to carry it through the mud.

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