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 9, 1941, Saturday

Cool and pleasant, partly cloudy with good Breezes. I've walked around over the Yard viewing the Landscape with it's flowers, Vines & Shrubs all are very beautiful and doing well. I see the Grasshoppers are getting numerous again. I will get some chickens to run among the plants to "gobble up" the "hoppers."

Josephine didn't get the school she wanted. I regret it very much for she is a very deserving and capable young lady. One who makes friends and holds them. Scripture read I Tim. 1-12, Psalm 46.

Mary and Josephine cleaned the house from top to bottom, oiling & dusting. I have done less work today than any this week. The girls walked down town in Afternoon when their work was done. Frank is helping Dad at the Store. Tonight All of Us will go to Clinton to spend a few hours and we'll mix with the usual Saturday night crowd and shop for what is needed to finish out our dinner for Sunday noon. We expect extras to eat with us.

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