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 16, 1941, Monday

Weather pleasant for last of Spring days, partly cloudy. Fine to transplant flowers and shrubs. I have spent hours working among the pretty blossoms putting Zinnias and other plants wherever they was a vacant space.

Lots of traffic on the highway, lumber, stones and building material pass by even if Road is slick.

Scripture reading Eph. 6:10-20. Frank returned in afternoon. Dad received a Pretty Card of Greetings from Lela and George. Also a letter from his nephew John Hackler. Jack had written to him from San Jose. Most of the day was passed in my yard as the clouds obscured the Sun's hot rays making it pleasant "Pass Time" to do little work here and there. My Gladioli are in bloom. The plants are at least a foot higher than usual because of so much Rain!

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