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 31, 1941, Saturday

An Ideal Day for last of May. The warm sunshine and calmness makes the Alfalfa fine. Frank went with men to finish cutting the hay at Gip. I spent several hours transplanting young plants. The Yard attracts passing people who take a long, lingering look at it's beautiful flowers. I found more surprises among the flowers opening, Hollyhocks, Larkspur, Batchelor Buttons, Columbines, Dahliahs, Daisies, Heliopsis, Lantanas, Cosmos, Honeysuckle, Roses, Vincas, Buttercups, Petunias, Blue Wandering Jew, Physostegias, Pinks and others to numerous to mention here. Scripture read Luke 16:19-31

Afternoon warmer than usual. So spent time in reading magazines. Clouds began gathering. Mary and Frank went to Clinton. I stayed at home because my knees were paining me unsually bad. Mary got me a bottle of tonic to take and a bottle of rubbing ointment to relieve my aching knees.

Rain with strong wind at midnight.

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January 1941

January 1941
Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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