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 18, 1941, Monday

A light Shower of Rain is falling 10 A.M. I did 2 hours of labor among Vines and flowers before this. Am so thankful for moisture as it will benefit my late plants. Calm & cool, pleasant August weather. Mary is doing the house cleaning. The Dust collects badly from the Highway Traffic.

Frank is still at Clinton. Dad is at the Store. Mary will go down in a few minutes time. Have some letters to write. Scripture reading Job 38:11. Matt 26:36-40. Signed a Birth Certificate for Mrs. Chas. Brummer, Alhambra, California. She was Susie Jane Matthews, a cousin of Dovie Jones. Wrote to Mildred. Have a letter from Lottie Stephens saying Thursa was sick and she was going to visit Thursa and Loys.

All retiring early tired from the day's activities, cool and cloudy, nice weather for a good restful sleep. During the day Mary brought some excellent melons, they have tasted better to me this Summer than for years.

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