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 23, 1941, Tuesday

Nice weather for the First of Autumn, cool calm and pleasant, mellow soft Sunshine. Frank and Dad left 6:30 A.M. with Car for Gip fields. Mary had to walk to town. The housework falls on me to do. I take my time at it by resting, then beginning again until tasks are finished. So pleasant Outside to labor in yard but my strength wont permit of doing both jobs, so do the inside work because it has to be done while the other can wait awhile. Scripture reading II Timothy 2 ch., Psalms I.

Produce is much higher. Beef is 35cts a pound and the Commodities in general have risen in prices. The First Volunteers in Army (Oklahoma) are home again. Frank and Dad returned about 5 P.M. from Gip having the hay finished. Mary had a Date at night but Frank and I went to Clinton with them. Cloudy weather looks like Rain was coming soon. New Mexico is having cloudbursts and bridges are washed out in places. Trains are several hours late each day.

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