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 9, 1941, Sunday

Bright, calm & cold, a nice pleasant Winter morning temperature freezing. The usual Sweet Peace and Quietude that is attendant on the Lord's Day. All of us wanted to rest our bodies by spending hours abed, arising after the Sun was up a long time. Dad walked to town after the Mail. Frank is eating his toast and coffee. Mary still in her room resting. I had a reasonable portion of sleep to strengthen my poor old body, but I don't have much to begin with. Am so thankful for all that God sends, so many blessings, tender mercies, loving kindnesses and indulgent favors to numerous to name. Scripture reading I John 4:1-21, Book of Joel.

Grace and her little girls come by on their way to Clinton. Grace may go with Dad when he takes cattle to Oklahoma City. Mary went to Clinton to get her car washed when Grace had hers. Frank cooked dinner. He had everything fine and dandy, chicken and dumplings, boiled eggs to go in the gravy, potatoes, canned peas. Grace and children come to stay all night then go to Oklahoma City.

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January 1941

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

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