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 28, 1941, Monday

A delightfully cool, calm and pleasant morning with temperature in the lower 80s. Frank is building fence north of the house. I transplanted some "Mums" and watered and trained the Vines, the Red Ones "Scarlet O'Hara" Ann Sheridan and Blue Moon Vines are lovely now in full Bloom around the Big White House making a pretty sight with bright colored Marigolds and zinnias in fore-ground of Yard. They attract the Attention of Passer-by. Scripture read Acts 14:27, 1 Cor. 16:8-9, 11Cor. 2:12. Rufus Dovel brought the Tractor in to run this week and next week. He and Frank will Drill in the North West corner of land.

The Black-top surfacing for 183 Highway began this morning and will meet the finished Road near Taloga. It is scheduled to be finished in 3 weeks time. Mary gave me box of expensive Cosmetics.

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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