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 12, 1941, Thursday

A delightful day. Loys and I drove to Custer to see Jim and Lottie. They were busy with canning vegetables, making Garden and flower bed cultivating. George was working at the Grain Elevator. We intended going on to Gip to see Harvy's grave but had a flat tire while at Custer City so we decided to come back to Clinton and get a Lunch. We looked for AlLean and Mary. Could not find them. Then we come back and I spent the time with Mrs. Flint. We looked at all her pretty quilts. She gave me some Heliopsis plants (a new sprout from the Mexican Sunflower). I set them out along the fence north east corner.

Mary and AlLean got the car washed and lights fixed. Scripture read Psalm 14:5 - Psalm 15.

All the younger set of Coopers and Cobbs attended a Ball game at Clinton at night. I saw a movie at Rialto. Weather is still lovely and pleasant. Loys and AlLean spent the night here.

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