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 25, 1941, Thursday

Weather much cooler with a brisk North wind blowing. Scripture read Rev. 21 & 22 chapters. Everyone moving around swiftly to keep up with the Breezes that chill the body.

I gathered a Bouquet of late beautiful blooms, large and small marigolds, bright colors of zinnias with Mint leaves. The frost will soon claim them and the dry weather. I did a little work in the yard removing dead stalks of plants. There are sewing projects awaiting my attention, making of chair backs.

Received a Letter from Lela filled with news. George and others of her Kindred sick. Villa expecting a Baby this month. Mary Alice is in poor health also. Mary and Fannie are going to take Richard to State Fair tomorrow.

Cotton is opening fast. Even women that never work in field are out snapping cotton as it is ready and white to be garnered. Price / dollar for 100 lbs, thee is to be a beautiful crop this year.

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