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 16, 1941, Sunday

Weather fair, fine for Winter, with Sunshine, calm wind, not very cold. There is a smoky hazy looking Atmosphere around this morning. Dad and Frank have been busy seeing about the new bunch of Calves that were brought last night. They were turned into the green Pasture of Barley north west of the house. Frank and Dad got in the Car to go get the Mail and Dad stayed down there to go to Church. My throat is bad again with cough.

Peace and calmness supremely reigns this Sabbath Day within me and around me. Scripture reading I Thess. 5:18, Psalms 28, 118 and 136.

Afternoon, Mary put on her new dress of Blue Crepe, pretty slippers and new hat. She went to Clinton to be with her girl friends. The day has been very pleasant and pretty, a little windy, Spring like. Frank and Dad and I have lounged around reading the news. I work every Crossword Puzzle that come near me. There is a lot of Traffic passing today. The weather being fine lures people out for a ride. Mary looked very sweet and pretty when she left the house.

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January 1941

January 1941
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