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 25, 1941, Friday

Much cooler since Rain! How glorious the Rain! We wanted, has come and cooled the Air, settled the Dust. How refreshing the Atmosphere fanned by the breeze. Every growing thing is standing tall to say Thank You for the Bath. The mud is slowing down the Traffic, making Road slick and miry to travel over. Frank and Mary have a hard time making the turn into Driveway. The Highway 183 is closed for workers to progress with their labor and our way around is rough.

Scripture reading Matt 6:6, I Kings 19:1-13. Have more letters to write today. Boy Scouts and Truck called for Aluminum to be used in making Planes for Defense. I gave some. Gathered flowers and seeds for next years bloom. The Rain and Wind broke several of my Cannas that were blooming so prettily. Finished writing to Thursa. Clouds are gathering for another Shower of Rain. All retiring early.

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January 1941

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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