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 17, 1941, Sunday

After arising at 6:30 A.M., bathing and cooking Breakfast and eating alone, very late Dad come downstairs. I was cleaning room. He ate and then went to Church.

My flowers were then gathered a large Bucket and pan full which I placed in water. They are so pretty and doing well since the Rain. I feel better out in the open Air as my breathing is easier when fanned by the Breezes. The dishes are waiting to be washed but they won't hurt by setting there until Noon when dinner dishes are washed. Scripture reading Mark 1st chapter.

Our Lunch will be of Melons, Fruit and cold drinks and food. Mary returned home at 5 P.M. and took me to Del Rio Matinee "Moon Over Miami" by Don Amichi, Robt Cummins, Jack Haley, Betty Grable, Charlot Greenwood. It was Technicolor very pretty scenery and acting. I was cooled off at time of coming home. Thelma Marvin gave me Kodak picture of herself and invited me to Dinner on Wednesday Aug 21.

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