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 3, 1941, Tuesday

A lovely June day, delightful to work out in the Yard among the beautiful fragrant flowers. I have never seen as many plants to grow and bloom in the same space of ground. The Atmosphere is cool and balmy. Dad and Frank with hired men went to Gip to work today. They left about 6 A.M.

Mary gets so tired working alone at the Store. I have much more work to do when she goes to the Store so early and stays until very late. Scripture reading Acts 1:6-11.

I worked outside until 11 A.M. Now the afternoon will be spent in house work for the dishes were set aside until I prepared my Lunch at Noon. My knees pain me and I have to rub them with liniment to ease them so I can sleep at night.

Frank returned late. Dad said Rufus Dovel had quit work at Gip to work at Harvesting. Mary spent the evening at Clinton. The rest of us retired very early. I used the new liniment on my knees and it relieved me very quickly, so I rested more during the night.

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