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 11, 1941, Monday

Cooling Stiff Breezes. A nice August morning. I watered some of my flowers. Some of them are showing effects of the Summer heat and dry climate. They have had Sprinkles of Rain but no soaking of Ground which is hard & hot. Have potted 5 Lantana for Winter blooming in the house. They are on the Porches. Scripture read Matt 7:1-2. Luke 8:30-28.

Mary and Josephine are going out to see Lena and Cecil and take me with them. We found them at home and had a nice dinner and visit. Cecil and a man cutting corn for Silo. Corn will be mixed with other grain. Lena gave me a jar of nice Jelly to eat with our Biscuits, and some summer squash. We stopped to see Grace and her children. Barbara and Marilyn come home with us. Grace was canning Tomatoes and making juice for Winter drinks. At night Grace and her children took Mary, Josephine & I to Clinton with them. Some of the children went to one theater and the others went to another as there as good entertainment at each one. The crowd of us ate our Supper before going home.

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