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 24, 1941, Thursday

Morning is cloudy and cooler, a cloud passed over that sprinkled a few drops down. My flowers are badly in need of moisture and cooler weather. The most tender ones curled up into a crispness. Maybe Rain will come along and save them before the roots die entirely.

Mary is preparing her chickens to fry for dinner and supper. The hot weather is so disagreeable to cook supper and by putting other foods with chicken, melon and fruits it completely fills and satisfies even if it's cold.

Dad and Frank are at the Store before 7 A.M. beginning another long day of work. Scripture reading Matt. 6:5-15. Lord's Prayer.

I wrote Essa this morning. After our Noon Lunch Mary took Dad to stock sale. I went to Del Rio, saw a good comedy. We bought Melons and Peaches while at Clinton to bring home. Mary went to Carnival at night. The rest of us were glad to retire early tonight. My bones and joints ache. Clouds are gathering. Maybe there will come a Rain soon.

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