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 12, 1941, Wednesday

Blue Blizzard Winds with a sprinkling of Snow on the ground! Another sudden change of weather as night fell. Wind brought a slight flurry of Snow. It was one of those Blizzardy wind storms that froze things stiff while tossing them high, wild and wide.

Bobby returned about mid-nite in the worst of the Storm almost frozen. He was highly elated over his Stock Show Prizes on the Poland China barrows, a Champion and two had First Prize. He will go to Oklahoma City Stock Show last of the week. Of course the expenses are great but they are offset by his Prizes and the Vast Experience in competing and Showmanship at these Exhibits.

Frank is almost sick from the handling of the cattle yesterday, vaccinating and dehorning them. Scripture reading John 8:31-36, Matt 6:25. My Cold isn't so bad as yesterday but throat and head still hurts. Mary is hurrying to go help Frank at the Store. I answered Barbara's note that reply could be mailed.

Grace and the four children ate here at Noon. Barbara had two teeth pulled. A letter from Dad at California saying he would return home on the 1 P.M. train Sunday.

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January 1941

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

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