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.

June 1, 1941, Sunday

Another Rain to finish the Seven Sundays of Rain since Easter. The clouds are dark but me thinks that will get just a passing shower. Dad and Mary are late arising as they want to rest their tired bodies from the past weeks activities. Frank is over-tired from making hay. I love this kind of weather and seeing things growing beautiful and strong.

Mary has gone for the mail. Scripture read Acts 1:1-11.

Mrs. Cooper was better and resting yesterday. Mrs. Brown was getting weaker and is taking blood transfusions. God pity the sick and suffering Ones whosoever and where-so-ever they may be.

The Rain continued off and on all morning. At 2 P.M. Mary took me to a good matinee at Del Rio. We met Grace and we came home after eating a Lunch. Mary and Grace returned to Clinton to be with their girl friends. The Rain raised the Barnitz Creek over the bottom land of Alfalfa. I soon retired for my stiffness and soreness hinders my walking around much.

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January 1941

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

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