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 7, 1941, Wednesday

Beautiful Sunny morning. Delightfully calm and cool in the Shade, warm in the Sunshine. I did 2 or 3 hours work among the flowers transplanting and pulling grass and weeds from the flower beds. Moved things around on the Porch. Took the Swing down and will put it on the Back Porch. Scripture reading Luke 14:15-23, Rev. 19:9.

There are 6 more kinds of Irises blooming beautiful Blooms. The plants are unusually tall owning to so much Rain. Mabel sent me a Glass of Strawberry Jam, so delicious and clear. Lena came by for short visit. She had been to Clinton for a Permanent and bought a white hat and slippers. Both are very pretty to wear with the Street Dress she is to enter in the Dress Review tomorrow, May 8, 1941. I gave her a lot of Irises, 6 or 7 kinds, Larkspurs, Pinks, Ragged Robins and Batchelor Buttons.

Mary and I went to Clinton at night. The evening was pleasant moonlight drive. I saw movie South of Suez with George Brent and Brenda Marshall.

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