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 28, 1941, Friday

A lovely morning with heavy Dew or Fog and Sun shining through it. Calm and pleasant. The girls are taking their time to arise, the men folk went on to the Store. Scripture reading John 8:32, I Cor. 7:21-23

After the girls cooked an extra good dinner of Vegetables, Pumpkin Pie, Pineapple with Cottage Cheese, we went to Clinton to have Mary's teeth pulled, three of them bridged together. She had an Xray taken and the Gum was opened to remove the teeth, and the Gum had 9 stitches put in which will be removed Monday. I stopped at Tucker's Nurseries to get some potted Plants. I took Tucker some Narcissi and more Flower Pots. I planted about 100 Jonquils that Mildred sent this morning, also 12 Mums. Mr. Tucker gave me an Oleander, also 3 lovely Begonias and 2 Geraniums. I have some Red Carnation Pinks and Mums to plant tomorrow. Mary seems to suffer more with dental work tonight. I hope she can sleep.

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