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 10, 1941, Thursday

Nice July weather, but I am sluggish in my activities and want to sleep so much. Not that I spend actual time napping but am so drowsy and take no interest in any thing that goes on. I watered the flowers and vines. They really are doing very well but a good Rain would be a benefit just now to growing crops. It might hinder harvesting some. Scripture read 2 Cor. 1:3-4, Isaiah 42:1-2

Received a nice long letter from Mildred full of news and pleasant times and going places. Ina Brown told Mary they were going to California the 1st of August. They have worked and planned so long to get out there and Ina is very home sick to see her folks.

A nice refreshing, cooling shower of Rain in the Afternoon fell, laying the dust. At night Dad went with Mary and I to Clinton. He had been to Gip in Afternoon selling Alfalfa Hay to Clinton Sanatorium for Stock, especially cows. He has sold 3 or 4 very big Truck loads of hay. It is unusually good because of so much rainfall. I saw a comedy while in Clinton, Private Bucks, a movie dedicated to the Navy. Actors, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott were very entertaining. Very pleasant drive after the rain shower that fell earlier.

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