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 5, 1941, Tuesday

There is moisture in the ground from Yesterday's Shower, but it is a rather Sultry morning, maybe a cooling breeze will be fanning us soon. I watered some of the flowers, those large yellow marigolds and other plants that didn't get enough Rain.

The Morning Glories oh! how beautiful and large they cover the Vines on the Porches, the North Porch is lovely. Scripture reading Jas. 3:2-13 and Matt 26:73. I hope the weather will cool off, this Sultriness gets all my strength.

Lena came about 10 A.M. then Josephine Cronin came about 11 A.M. on the Train from Norman to spend a day or so with Mary. Josephine will meet the Supt. of Arapaho High School to see about teaching a Grade here this Winter. The girls spread a nice Lunch at Noon and are enjoying themselves getting better acquainted with each other.

At night Mary and Josephine spent a couple of hours at Clinton. I went along to cool off.

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