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 6, 1941, Friday

Raining before day break. Frank, Dad and I up as usual at early hours. They went to town through and over the muddy roads. These wet days hinder the work on State Highways and all other Projects for the Government Defense. Also all farm labor is halted, plowing and planting and cultivating of crops.

My New Harmony Marigolds are in bloom. Very pretty and fragrant plants. All things are doing well but the Bugs and Worms are also plentiful. I exterminate them each day as I can do so. Scripture reading I Cor. 8 chapter.

Mary and I went to Clinton after Noon to get Produce for the Store, and to Swift's for Butter. Ina Brown come out to the Car to talk with me. She is homesick to see her folks and they are planning on going to California to live as soon as their plans work out. I visited with Mrs. Strong and Deason down town. Strongs and Howenstine young folks are home from College for a Vacation. Mabel is sick a bed from a Boil, a Rising.

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January 1941

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

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