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 15, 1941, Tuesday

Nice pleasant morning, cloudy, a haze excludes the Sun and Air looks to be just vapor. Combine Thrashers are busy on all sides of us and the grasshoppers come from the fields where grain has been harvested and settle down to eating up my Flowers, Vines and Trees. I gathered some lovely bouquets for house. Hope the Hoppers won't destroy all of the beauties before Frost comes. Scripture read Mark 8:13-21

Frank is spading around the young trees and pouring lots of water to them. Ground is hard baked on surface. The hot dry season is all before us, perhaps 3 or 4 months of it yet. My head is full of cold and aches so much. Mary went to Clinton at night but I didn't want to because of the headaches.

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