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 2, 1941, Wednesday

A heavy Rain at Daybreak. I trained and tied up some Vines around fence and Porches. Too wet to do any work in Yard. Cool and Cloudy, pleasant since the Rain. Frank and Mary have gone to town. Scripture read Psalm 51.

Wrote to Mildred. Received a fine large Picture of John Rufus Hackler and a letter from Jack. He is doing quite well at his work. It is under Government rule and guarded, every employee has to have a Badge, picture and credentials and they have to not tell any thing of work or anything about the inside of Buildings.

Then men come and ran the Combine from 4 P.M. until 10 P.M. Mary and I were at Clinton. I saw Kay Francis and Bryan Aherne act The Man Who Lost Himself. The night was beautiful, calm and pleasant for the Drive. A clear Moonlit night, the first for some time as there has been many cloudy rainy ones.

Mary keeps busy tending Business at the Store doing deeds of kindness and for accommodation, helping her father as Saleswoman and doing her share of work at home. My Corresponding is getting behind again. Received 3 letters and large Photo this week. I wrote Mildred in answer to her last letter today.

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January 1941

January 1941
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