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 11, 1941, Tuesday

Cold & Sunny! Temperature at Freezing point. The Sun may warm up the Atmosphere as it shines clear and bright and the Wind is not so Wild as yesterday, disagreeable as well as freezing.

Just the three of us here, Frank, Mary and I. Frank and Dick Bland will dehorn cattle today here. Scripture reading Acts 4:8-20. Fanny and Marie Allspaugh were here today. I starched and ironed a lot of Doilies.

It took all the P.M. for 4 men to dehorn the cattle. The afternoon was warm and pleasant for the work. Mary went to spend the evening at Gladys Blamey's.

Barbara wrote me an invitation to her Class Play Friday 3 P.M. at School. She is to take part on Program. Bobby has a picture and write-up on his Poland China pigs in Newspaper, the 3rd article I've seen.

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