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 3, 1941, Thursday

Weather much cooler this morning since the Rains and Hal around the County. These early July days bring memories of my first Sorrow in family. The death of my First-Born daughter who was buried July 1893, but it seems like yesterday tho' almost 50 years ago. A Bitter, Sad memory for my baby was so very Precious to me. She was large enough to walk and toddle after me being 14 months old. The 4th July is a Sad Day for me same as Christmas for my Harvey died during the Holiday.

Mary and Frank have both gone to town and help down there and Frank will haul Grain in afternoon. Scripture read Matthew 2:13-23, Matthew 16:1-12. Combine is running now. Mary took Mrs. Christy to Clinton to get her glasses adjusted.

Mary had a permanent wave at Clinton today. A wasp stung my hands. Oh! how painful the stings were.

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