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 13, 1941, Wednesday

Cloudy. Clouds were heavy with Rain but passed on South, giving us a Mere Sprinkle to settle Dust here. I worked a short time among flowers before the Damp Air come. Zinnias are drying up and dying for Moisture, think this moisture will help some. Mary has gone to Store to work. I will read papers & magazines today, rest my body. Scripture reading II Kings 20:17-18, Isa. 39.

At 2:30 P.M. Mary went to Clinton to get Permanent Wave. She took me to Del Rio to Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew & Eddie Bracken play "Reaching for the Sun". After that a Woman with a child walked me across the Street to Gosslyn Store.

Saw Fanny and Richard at Store we talked over Passing Events. She said this week was a Vacation from work and she was taking things easy. I bought a Beautiful Vase shape of a Bird of Paradise of Bright colors, very pretty indeed. I saw Mrs. Caldwell's yard of Beautiful plants and flowers, but she was absent so I missed seeing her. I want to get some Seed different from mine, of her.

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