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 22, 1941, Tuesday

A cool South wind and partly cloudy. There is a sign of Rain. I pray that we do get one to soak the ground and cool the Atmosphere and clear it of Dust. All up by 6 A.M. and at their work. Frank went to Gip to put up fence and will be gone all day with the Car. Mary is doing the house work. I'm glad for my joints hurt so bad to move around much. Scripture read Luke 18:9-14

Windmills are pumping plenty of water now. Mary got Mabel's Car to bring up the Ice and for me to go to Dinner at the Library given by M. E. Aide Women. They served about 75 plates of excellent food so tastily and attractively served. I met many old friends there. Mrs. Caldwell gave me a lovely bouquet of large Marigolds. My pretty flowers are suffering from the heat and dry weather, they won't last very long if we don't get rain soon.

Mary went to the Clinton Carnival with Grace. Dad, Frank and I drove to Clinton Fruit Market for Peaches and Melons. There was a cooling breeze that fanned our brows. I have felt the effects of the Hot days. It gives me more aches and pains. The clouds passed away without leaving any Rain. Some letter writing was begun but it can wait until another day. Good night to all.

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