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 14, 1941, Saturday

A pleasant morning. Delightful to be out in open air. Partly cloudy and calm. The forenoon I went with Dad and Frank to Gip. Grace and her children and myself did some work around "Baby," "Harvey," and his sister and brother graves.

Then I told the children that we would have a Picnic time in the Afternoon. We drove around in the Clinton Park seeing its beauties. Then to Saltsman Floral Shop and Yard. The children were excited over the lovely Plants. Mr. and Mrs. Saltsman were so nice and friendly, generous in giving them each some plants. Children were so pleased they could hardly believe the flowers were meant for them.

After that we went to see the large Acreage of Nursery and Flowers at the Tucker Nurseries. Mrs. Tucker gave each little girl gifts of plants, so now they have a large amount of beautiful flowers for their windows. I gave them hundreds of Zinnias, Marigolds and WanderingJews for their Yard. The children were so delighted over the day of fine weather and visits. Grace bought each of the girls and I tickets to movie show. We come home tired and worn from the Activities of the day, so happy over the excitements and friendships of Flag Day.

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