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.

November 13, 1941, Thursday

Cold South Wind, partly cloudy, not so pleasant or pretty as yesterday. I set out most of the plants and Bulbs from Tucker's Nurseries and put the Pomegranate Bush out by the South window. Think it will stand the Winter there. The other one is a beautiful bush with Brilliant Blossoms now on it.

Miss Casey was here a few minutes. Her father is very sick, her 2 sisters have been with them. One for 4 weeks, the other 6 weeks, to help wait on him. The Howenstine Services will be at Butler 2:30 P.M. and Funeral Internment at Arapaho Cemetery at about 5 P.M. Scripture reading Deut. 4:20, Psalm 16.

I went to the Library for an hour, got my books, then Mary brought me to see how Mr. Casey was. Meet his 2 daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Main were there. Many flowers had been sent to them. Mr. Casey was resting when I was there. Mary was with the Marvins til night. I was so exhausted from my walk over there, only a few blocks, but I tire easily.

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