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 16, 1941, Wednesday

Cool and cloudy in early morning hours. The afternoon may be Hot. Today is Farmer's Day, Youth, Land and Soil Conservation at Clinton. Their Annual Event. I may go if Mary wants to attend. The C. C. C. and Clubs of 4-H and others meet today. There will be Speakers of Note from Washington and Fort Worth, Texas, Oklahoma City and other states represented. Scripture reading Gen. 22:1-13

About 11 A.M. Mary and I drove down to the Farm event where the Terracing was being laid off by Gus Lenaburg and contouring was done. There were a 1,000 farmers at Demonstration, 7 or 8 Tractors and horse plows running. We turned back to Clinton, bought our fruit and groceries at Wholesale, ate our Dinner at a good Cafe, then come back home. I bought some pretty collars and a lovely vase. The afternoon was very Sultry. At night, Dad and Mary and I spent evening at Clinton. I saw a good comedy. We all feel the effects of the Warm Afternoon. Night was more pleasant to rest. Mary received a letter from Josephine Cronin.

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