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 7, 1941, Thursday

There is a cooling Breeze this morning. Such a delightful change form those Sultry days. Scripture read Eph 4:23-7:32

Frank took the Car to Gip and the girls Mary and Josephine will have to walk to town. I need some sugar and other groceries right away, but don't know how I will get anything to the house. Have started my Tomato preserves and can't finish without other ingredients. Frank returned about 6 P.M.

I made 12 jars of Tomato and Watermelon Preserves. It is hot work but I enjoy making jelly and Preserves, also Pickles and Relishes, but the Heat from the Stove bothers me and my blood pressure. At night the girls, Josephine and Mary with myself went to Clinton to spend a few hours and cool off by the Drive there and back lovely moonlight with a cloud scudding by to dim it's brilliancy. We returned, cooled and refreshed for a night's rest. A Card from Essa Simmons saying she would come by Sunday. They are on their way to New Mexico.

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