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.

February 10, 1941, Monday

Very nice morning for February. Sun shines in early hours. About 28 degrees, calm breezes. Grace and Dad left about 4 A.M. for the Cattle Market at Oklahoma City. The cattle went last night. The three little girls did the dish washing and swept the kitchen then they left for School early. Frank cooked their breakfast. Mary went to open up the Store. I am about as usual with sore throat and ears. Scripture reading Matt 12:3-13

Wrote to my nephew Guy Pafford and to Mrs. O Z. Reed, my granddaughter. All four of Grace's School kids were here at Noon. Dad and Grace returned about 6 P.M. The Cattle sold for 9 cents a lb. Mary and Grace went to El Reno with Ruth Reed tonight. The little girls are here with me.

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January 1941

January 1941
Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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