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 7, 1941, Monday

Nice July weather with hot Sun shine and cooling breezes in the Shade. I get only a little bit of work done in my Yard, too Hot for me to stay out in Sunshine. Fine for Combining, making Hay and growing Crops. Flowers by the hundreds blooming and opening. Vines also abloom. Mary brought me a bottle of Tonic and Lunch. Scripture read Col. 3:1-17

Frank still at Clinton. Mary at the Store. I read, rest and write letters mostly. Have several at hand to be answered. Answered Loys letter. At night Dad, Mary and I drove to Gip. We took Burney Snider out there to work in making hay. We found all at home. Grace was complaining of aching with Rheumatism. The little girls have a young Goslin each named. They are very proud of these. Bobby's calf is growing and looking slick and pretty. Poor boy lost one of his young pigs last week. He was broken hearted about it. It was his first loss.

Was a beautiful Moon-light drive, cool and pleasant. The heat of the long Summer days have weakened me some.

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