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 31, 1941, Thursday

A cool breeze from the north making the morning pleasant and beautiful. All of us taken our time to arise since the field work is done for this time being. Mary is doing her house cleaning. I did a little labor among the flowers and Vines. Am so weak in body & heart ailment can't accomplish very much at a time. Scripture read Rev 15.

Last day of July! which has been pleasant for mid Summer and very productive in the Corn & Gardens also Hay.  Gladys and her children were here early morning. After noon I went to Clinton with Mary. We brought fruit for Store. My hair got a shampoo & curl. Saw a good musical Comedy at movie. We brought home meats & chicken, cottage cheese & melons for supper prepared to keep from heating the Stove at night. A hard Sand Storm followed by good shower of Rain that purified & cooled the Air.  Thus ended the month of July.  Rain at Sunset. 

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January 1941

January 1941
Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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