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 19, 1941, Saturday

Much cooler this morning, quite pleasant. I watered my flowers and gathered some for the house. There are some extra pretty ones. Scripture reading Luke 23:32-43

Some flowers have gone to seed and I have those to gather for next Year's flowers. Frank returned from Dick Bland's farm where he had been helping put up Alfalfa Hay. He looked so tired and worn out from his work. The weather has been fine for Haying but so hot for humans to work in Scorching Sun.

Mary brought me a Lunch and some Ice. I've been trying to read, having been quenching my thirst with Iced Coffee. I preferred staying at home to going to Clinton as is our usual custom on Saturday night. I watch the Passenger Cars loaded with families and young couples. There are hundreds of them go by. The evening is much cooler but I am worn and weary, so will retire early.

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