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 20, 1941, Saturday

Beautiful morning, delightfully cool calm. Flowers and birds are still bright and flirting with each other. Every one up at their work early enjoying the manifold blessings God give us. Cattle Trucks loaded with nice looking stock pass each day going to and from the farms near here. Frank is resting today. Scripture read 1 Cor 10:12-13, II Cor 1:12.

My breathing comes easier since the cool days are here. Men are cutting their stalk feed. Each day my Seeds are gathered and put with others stored away. A long letter from Mildred telling of hurting her back a few weeks ago, of the kids going to school and the things they do and say. They will go to a Circus this next week and will see many exciting things.

At night all 4 of us went to Clinton, as is usual on Saturday night. Weather is fine.

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