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 30, 1941, Saturday

Beautiful Pleasant morning, cool in the Shade, Sun hot enough for Cotton maturing and late crops growing. My Plants are mostly repotted and set in house. They look fresh and crisp, are in fine condition for Winter blooming. Have been trimming my Vines and Plants outdoors. Scripture reading 1 Peter 5, Matt 11:25-30.

The girls are doing the house work, while I do the Oil mopping and dusting in my room. Josephine got a Telephone Call this morning and she may get a Job teaching School at Washington, a town near Norman. I wish her all the good that can come to her. Dad went to a Sale with some men. That left the girls to run the Store and I am alone for the day. Jo brought me some Ice and a Lunch. Mary always gets something for me if it is possible to get it here.

Afternoon - Dad returned at 4 o'clock then the girls came home for short time. Josephine's phone call was from friend telling of 2 openings in School near Norman. She is going home tomorrow. How Mary will miss her! At night Dad drove with girls and I to Clinton. We returned early so girls could rest and be up in time for Josephine to pack Grip and have a nice fried chicken dinner before leaving on the Bus.

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