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 8, 1941, Sunday

Delightfully cool and cloudy. Scripture read Luke 2:8-15. Mrs. Cooper is no better today. Loys and Al will be here at Noon. My aches and pains are troublesome and keep me awake and restless at night. Strong south winds blowing high and wide and may bring Rain.

Grace's children were up early and ate a hearty Breakfast. She brought them here last night. And come for them today. Mary and I drove to the Clinton Hospital to see how Mrs. Cooper was. Al said his mother knew him when he come and was resting quietly since noon. Al and Jessie drove all night to get here. He left Loys sick in bed and AlLean was out with the young folks.

Grace, her children, and Ruth Dovel brought me home at 4:30 P.M. They went home and Mary will spend the time with Thelma and the Coppers at the Hospital.

I saw Spencer Tracy's play of Men of Boys Town. Al come overto see Dad. The wind has been blowing hard all day. Charley Cooper is at San Diego and was sick when Al wired him. Mary and Frank came home at bedtime. Al will stay with his brothers.

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January 1941
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