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 27, 1941, Wednesday

Lovely cool, calm morning, pleasant to be out among the flowers. But I'm too sick to work any with them for the Heart weakness bothers me very much. Will bring in some of my house plants after my shelves and stands are arranged for them. Have some more to Re-pot before setting them in the house. Rufus is repairing the Tractor today, it will be Noon tomorrow before his job will be finished here. Scripture reading Luke 24:1-9, Psalm 121:1-2. The girls are cleaning the rooms upstairs and downstairs. After noon they & I will go to Clinton. Mary will get a shampoo. I will go to Matinee.

I kept feeling worse as the day advanced and could hardly wait until night, so I could retire for the night. My head aches and heart is weak. The girls, Mary and Josephine took Rufus to Gip to get his car. He had a Date. Dad has a Carbuncle on neck back of ear. We hope Rufus can finish his work today. Mary had fresh fish for Supper. It was very good.

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