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.

August 10, 1941, Sunday

Cooling Breezes are fanning us today. Pleasant beautiful Sabbath Day. Dad went to Revival at M.E. Church. Essa Simmons, my niece, her husband Sewall and Little Joyce come at 10 A.M. They are on their way to Red River (town), New Mexico, Young's Ranch with 10 other families for Vacation of hunting and fishing. They will be away 10 days. Mary and Josephine cooked an Excellent dinner of young friers, noodles, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Okra, Cottage Cheese, new Watermelon Preserves, Lettuce and Relishes, Beans. All so nicely cooked and tastily and daintily served.

Essa's family left at 12:30 noon to go on West to their destination, Amarillo, Texas, where they spend the night, tomorrow night they reach the end of their trip. Scripture reading Matt 5:43-48. Essa gave me a quart of Red Plum jelly . It is so clear and beautiful. This was her 48th birthday. Mary and I gave Essa a lovely hand-painted Mayonnaise Dish & Spoon.

About 5 P.M. after the girls had their Rest and Nap I went with them to Clinton. We saw the New Movie Picture of "Blossoms in the Dust" played by Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. After that we come home with some Ice. Mary and Josephine ate a supper of all that good food left from the Dinner. I drank Ice milk and went to bed.

No comments:

January 1941

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

February 1941

March 1941

April 1941

May 1941

June 1941

July 1941

August 1941

September 1941

October 1941

November 1941

December 1941

tag cloud