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 30, 1941, Tuesday

Warmer and Rainy! the moisture fell all night slowly soaking the Soil. Making Roads bad in the country. Two of the School Buses were an hour late. I have the light lit and Heater burning to keep the dampness out and have lamps to read and work by. The moisture is appreciated by the farmers and the Cotton can open more and the late crops grow more. Mary and Dad went to the Store to be gone all day. I shall do the household tasks by taking my leisure resting at intervals.

This is the last day of September. Scripture read John 12: 32-41, Matt 9:27-38. We will have possession of Land at Gip until January 31st, 1942. Last Bouquet of flowers gathered for the house. Clouds are clearing away some at Noon.

6 P.M. Mary come home and prepared supper for Gene Garling, Betty Lou, Barbara and Marilyn, then went to bring Dad home. After that She took all but Dad to Clinton. I enjoyed the Comedy very much at Del Rio. The Mist had stayed on all day. About 1 inch of moisture.

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