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 4, 1941, Monday

Warm August morning. Rather Sultry. Grace came in about 9A.M. to take Dad to Gip to oversee the work being done there. All of us feel so weak and tired out, but the hard hot work comes in the Heat of the Year and the longest days. Mary is at the Store so I shall be alone at the house all day. Have put up clean lace curtains in my room. Makes it look cooler. Scripture read Proverbs 15:23, 16:24 and 25:11.

All the kitchen work is waiting for me to do as Mary hurried off without doing anything about the house. A light Sprinkle of Rain during the Afternoon, but even that made it more hot and Sultry when the Sun shone reflecting against the Storm Clouds. Grace brought Dad home then She and Mary went to Clinton and spent the Evening. The beautiful moonlight was so bright and evening was pleasant. I sat on the East Porch watching the Traffic until about 10 P.M. Dad being so tired he went to his room early. This was Grace's 35th Birthday and Bobby's 15th. God Bless each one and make them a Blessing to Others.

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