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 25, 1941, Sunday

Lovely, calm and pleasant morning. Scripture read John 8:1-11. Last Sunday in May. Memorial Services in the South. This month has been about two thirds rainy. Frank and I wandered about the Yard viewing the flowers. We would find ourselves plucking a weed now and then. Frank looked at me and said, This is the Sabbath. I replied, I did this to relive the flower of an enemy.

After dinner Mary took Frank for a drive over Washita River that was on a Rampage covering the lowlands. May people were viewing the sights. I went to see a good comedy by James Stewart and returned home by 4 P.M. to rest and read.

Clouds were scudding about but no Rain by bed time. This is the 1st Sunday for 6 weeks that has not rained here. Many Bridges are out and Roads are impassable.

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