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.

July 1, 1941, Tuesday

The Months comes cool and calm with a Shower of Rain about 8:30 A.M. Very pleasant to work among the flowers and Vines for 2 hours. I pull a weed here and there as the flowers are gathered for Vases by the time Bouquets are ready there has been may weeds destroyed. Scripture read Psalm 11:3, I Cor. 3:9-17.

Dad and Frank come for their Lunch at Noon then went somewhere in the Pickup. The dishes have been put away and 2 glasses of clear pretty Peach Preserves were made while I washed the dishes. Mary is busy at the Store. The Combine can't run today as the Grain and ground is too wet. Frank and Dad drove into the field north of home and bogged down and Mary had to go over there with a Spade and Pick-up to help them dig out.

A newsy letter from Lela and some nice Kodak film to develop. Mary spent the evening with Ruth Reed.

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January 1941

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

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