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.

July 18, 1941, Friday

Weather is Calm & dry. Betokens a Sultry Afternoon. Thermometer reached 100 degrees yesterday. I have watered some of my tenderest plants trying to keep them alive until a Soaking Rain falls. Frank went with Dick Bland yesterday and has not returned. Mary feels the effects of hot weather like Dad and I. We are sluggish with no ambition for anything. Scripture read Psalm 121

Too hot to work in the Yard but will spend the time sewing and reading. Grace and 3 of the girls, Betty Lou, Barbara Ann and Marilyn, come back from Little Wolf Camp. The girls went out yesterday and spent the night and today there. It was Marilyn's first time to go camping with 4-H Club. They enjoyed the outing very much. 'Tis such nice clean sport they have to look forward to for a year ahead. They went on to Clinton to see a movie.

After Supper was prepared for Dad, Mary and I went by for Thelma T. We drove on to Clinton. A cooling breeze was blowing after one of the most Sultry Afternoons of the Season. The drive was very enjoyable there and back. Mary took Gladys some vegetables from her mother's garden. I visited awhile with Mrs. Teel. She has a beautiful lawn and yard of flowers, some out of the ordinary. Afternoon temperature was 100 degrees. It is a good night to rest, to sleep.

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