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 26, 1941, Thursday

RAINING! From 7 to 9:30 A.M. Mary and Bobbie slept late on account of Rain. No work in field today. Scripture reading Phil. 2:5, Acts 1:8-9, Acts 2:37-41.

A large 1000 gallon gas tank stalled for an hour on Highway. It had to have a Tractor to pull it up hill to 183 Highway.

Bobby has one of his Best Prize Winner Gilts that is very sick. OSU Extension Agent Riley Tarver thinks the gilt ate Cockleburs and will likely die. Poor little Bob. It is hard for him to lose it. However he has been fortunate in winning Prizes at State Fairs.

So many cars are stalled and having hard time making the Grade uphill on Highway this morning.

The Road dried out by night and the Grader helped it some. Mary and I drove to Clinton in cool of evening. The Wind was balmy. Saw Melvin Douglas and Merle Oberon with Burgess Meredith in That Uneasy Feeling, a very good comedy.

There were great Sheets of Lightning in the West. A letter from Mildred. She writes such interesting news. They take long drives to the Mountains and see excellent entertainment by 60 bands in the beautiful parks. Some Hollywood Stars take part in that Parade. Leo Corilla acted as Master of Ceremonies. So many Fiestas of music and Bands in all different color uniforms. Wrote to Essa Simmons and Thursa Hanes today.

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