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.

October 16, 1941, Thursday

Cold and damp, the Rain Season isn't over yet it seems. Much damage has been done property and loss of life in many places by the heavy rains. We had 4 inches the last 2 days. Colder clearer weather is expected soon. Cotton picking has stopped and it is being damaged by too much Rain.

Scripture read Psalm 4. Some School Buses are very late coming over the muddy Roads. The Geese and Ducks are going South to Winter.

Mrs. Lighthill gave me some lovely flowers with some Seed to sow next Spring. This has been another dark drizzly day it makes my aches and pains greater, have had fire burning all day to drive out dampness. Mary brought me a lot of nice fresh fruit, Peaches, Apples, Grapes and Bananas, all the best grades and size.

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