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 5, 1941, Saturday

Fine weather for July harvesting. Cooling breezes in shade but the Sun shines Hot to further the growing crops along. Combining will be finished next week if it does not rain. Mrs. Teels is with daughter Maude Askew who has a 9 lb boy born 1 A.M. 4th July at Oklahoma City. Scripture reading Gen. 27:38, Matt. 6:7-16

Frank is at Clinton for weekend. Mary has gone to help Dad at the Store. I did some work in Yard as soon as Breakfast was over. The Sun shines too hot to stay in it later than 9 A.M. Flowers are pretty and an abundance of them. Mary brought me a lunch and while here Ethel Cooper come by to tell me to get the Lily bulbs she gave me. Ethel and Byron (Pete) are moving all the things from Cooper house so Paul Maloy can move in right away.

I am proud to get a Lily because Ethel gave it to me and it comes from her mother in New Mexico. I wrote Jack a long letter today. Mary, Dad and I spent the Evening at Clinton until 9 P.M. Grace brought the hired men back to town . The men finished stacking of Alfalfa hay.
Grace and her children always look so pretty and neatly dressed. All five of them were with her last night.

I received a letter from my Preacher Grandson, Dr. Lawrence B. Cobb of Baptist Church at Union, Mississippi. He told me of some encouraging phases of his Church work, of his lovely family and home life.

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January 1941

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

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