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 13, 1941, Sunday

Ideal Summertime weather. I gathered a spray of flowers for Elizabeth Hatfield. Poor girl she is too young to suffer anguish of heart and body. Scripture read Romans 8: 28-39

Have a big bouquet of Zinnias in my room and another for the little room where the dresser is. Mary and I took the flowers to Homan residence and found other flowers and folks there. At Noon Mary and I went to Lacy Hotel for Dinner. I saw movie Blood and Sand by Tyrone Powers, Linda Darnell and Rita Hayworth. Mary went to the funeral home to see the Hatfield twin baby. They looked like little dolls, very sweet and pretty. There was a Song Service.

Grace was with us when we went to Essary's "Opening Day." Everything was very nice. Ice cream was served to hundreds of people. I came home about 5 P.M. Mary and Grace went back to Clinton to spend the evening. The day has been pleasantly spent even though I had a bad cold and headache to begin with.

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