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.

September 15, 1941, Monday

Partly cloudy and cool, a little moisture in the atmosphere, most of us wish for Rain. Frank and hired hands will make hay if it does not rain today. Scripture reading Psalm 93.

I am going with Mary and Frank to Gip for the Drive in fresh Air now 9 A.M. am rather weak today. Mary and I returned in an hour after leaving here. Grace was not at home so we hurried back to town the drive was enjoyable. I prepared a lunch and then ate alone after working in the yard an hour. Then did the dish washing for Breakfast and Lunch.

Lena visited with me while Cecil loaded up some Rye seed to sow. We had so many things to talk about. They wouldn't stay all night but hurried home to do their chores before dark. Cecil has sold 3 or 4 hundred hogs this week and has more to sell. He has 46 young shoats to feed this Winter. She has almost a hundred young hens to keep through till Spring besides the one saved to eat. Mary and I retired about 8:30 P.M. both tired.

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