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 28, 1941, Saturday

Cool and cloudy in early morning hours. Air a little misty, full of Haze. Such weather suits me fine. It is delightfully pleasant and balmy. Saturday and traffic is great. People hurrying by to Market. Trucks delivering their products to nearby towns for over the Weekend. Scripture read John 4:1-29.

I will do a little work in the Yard. There is always a lot of labor waiting to be done. No matter how long the hours or days. Some work must wait until another day. Now I will go to the yard of flowers to eradicate the weeds that are there to hinder the beauty.

Mary and I, with hundreds of others, were at the airport to see the 50 Airplanes land and take off. Never saw that many Planes together at one time. Very warm this afternoon.

At night I went with Mary to Clinton and saw Joan Bennett and Walter Pidgeon in Man Hunt. It was well portrayed. Frank drove in the Pick-up.

Air Tour Visit Set Saturday.
Chamber of Commerce officials today urged Clinton persons to be at the Midway airport, northeast of town, at 2:20 P.M. Saturday to greet members of the eleventh annual Oklahoma air tour, sponsored by the Oklahoma City aviation club.

The state aviators, including at least five from Custer county, will be at the local airport for 15 minutes. Joining the air tour from Clinton will be the Maker brothers and Raymond Frizzell. Two Weatherford pilots also planned to be in the group.

Between 40 and 50 planes, each carrying two persons, will make the tour.

Weatherford will be one of the centers of the tour attraction with the group to stop there at 11:30 A.M. Saturday and remain for two hours. The Weatherford Chamber of Commerce offcials and officials of Southwestern Tech. are cooperating in plans to entertain the fliers.

The tour will leave Oklahoma City at 8 A.M. tomorrow. The first stop will be at Enid. They will go next to Alva and then to Weatherford. After leaving Clinton, the fliers will go to Pampa, Texas, and from there to Amarillo, where they will spend the night. On the return flight, the tour will visit Mangum, Altus, and Lawton.

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