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 18, 1941, Tuesday

Weeather is Cloudy, Spring-like, with a sprinkle of Rain before day settling the dust. A Colder spell is foretold for last of week. Gladys Blamey, Ruth Reed and Mary attended the Del Rio movie, very good, and 2 and half hours long. Gladys gave Mary a delicious Chocolate Cake. The day turned out to be fairly warm for Winter and pretty. Mary was well pleased over her gifts and the enjoyment of being with friends on her birthday. Scripture reading Psalms 148, Phil. 3:13-20

Wrote to Mildred and did a little work on Lace Doily. I get tired of writing or crocheting or reading in a short time, so I change the work about ever so often. Frank has spent most the day setting out plants and shrubs that he got over in the pasture and on highway.

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January 1941

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