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 12, 1941, Saturday

Weather again cool, pleasant enough to work a short time in the Yard. I planted Lillies that Ethel Cooper gave me. There is one mine and the other is Ethel's. It clung to the clump and they came off together so I shall return it when I see her which I hope will be soon. Her little daughter Janice had that Bad Sore Throat when she was here last week. Scripture read Matt. 22:35-40, Luke 10:1-9

Last night was bad for me, too warm in my room to sleep and the neuralgia made me sick. Received a letter from Loys. Al is in Nebraska on business. They sent money to Pete and Ethel to help care for Mr. Cooper. Mary and Nora Lee Porter came to bring me a Lunch and Ice. Opal Farnsworth is at the Store. Dad is going to help fix water gap. A man is with him. Opal and Nora will spend the day with Mary at the Store until Dad is back from work.

Cecil and Lena were here. They are through making hay and combining. Lena is going to can Corn. I gave her an armload of flowers and Irises to set in her yard.

Elizabeth Hatfield's boy baby twins were born at Noon. One of them died.

I have a severe headache from summer cold and can't sleep.

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

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