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 18, 1941, Wednesday

Another lovely morning in June, cool and delightfully pleasant in the Shade. The hot Sunshine is drying the ground so the Combines can cut grain soon.

Fannie was here early. She keeps busy canning vegetables and cooking for family and hands. Dick Bland was cutting hay. Garden stuff is plentiful and extra good this year. Scripture read Mark 1:40-45.

My time was spent in the yard transplanting and cultivating flowers. The Gladiolus are extra fine in Blossoms, very tall growth. The Dahlias are very pretty and prolific too.

Thursa Hanes and John were the first to remember my Birthday anniversary tomorrow by sending a pair of Pretty Cards with jolly greetings today.

Grace and Mary spend evening at Clinton. Dad and Frank went in Car for 2 or 3 hours. That left me alone sitting on the porch watching the traffic go by. The weather is cool and pleasant for sleep and resting.

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January 1941

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

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