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.

March 1, 1941, Saturday

First day of March come like a Lamb very quietly, very calm and very pretty, beginning brightly with Sunshine and gentle breezes. The mud is drying up. The Tulips are pushing their way through the Soil and the Irises are growing. The Ragged Robins are coming up, thickly strewn. Scripture reading Luke 6:12-19, Psalms 87:7

Loys and Jessie Cooper brought the Senior Coopers home after a 3 week visit at Denver. Loys and I went to Clinton and saw the Junior Stock Show. Bobby had 3 Barrows on Exhibit and won 4th and 6th place on them with a small prize. Fannie joined us. I got an *"oil shampoo" and then to a Western Picture. My hearing is so bad, I can't enjoy the movie like I once did.

The girls come on to the Store and we got Mary and took her to Clinton for a while. She was so tired over Activities of the Week we returned and brought Dad home to get ready to leave in the morning. They will leave about 6 A.M. The day is beginning fine with good weather and roads drying out. Dad will go to see George and Mildred while out in California. The days are getting longer and my lungs are much better, weakness of body and heart ails me now, but am slowly gaining strength.

*oil shampoo = hair conditioner

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January 1941

January 1941
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