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 15, 1941, Friday

Warmer weather, rather Sultry in early hours. A gentle breeze blew up about 11 A. M.

Dad and Frank went to Gip at 7 this morning so Mary had to stay at the Store while they are gone. That leaves me alone with all the house work to attend to. Scripture read Ezek. 18.

Still have High Blood Pressure affecting me leaving my heart very weak at times. After kitchen work was finished then my flowers were watered and gathered to fill Vases. There are some lovely ones still growing, if only Rain would come to moisten & cool the Ground.

One half of a month has passed without much moisture falling. Cotton does not need any and is looking so pretty and harty and hale.

Rain! A hard shower came at 1 o'clock Noon while I was eating a Lunch. A heavy soaking down poor for 20 minutes or so. How growing plants will rejoice over their Bath. Frank and Dad were late (afternoon) returning from Gip, the Alfalfa was stacked while they were out there.

Mary attended a Farewell Social at the Tavern Inn given by Business women of Clinton at night. Social was for Ruth Read who leaves for Wyoming to make there home - with mother and sister. There were many nice tokens of remembrance given Ruth by the large crowd attending the Dance and Social.

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