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. The 1936 journal and part of 1937 is also available for transcribing. Work in progress.

March 14, 1941, Friday

Cold Southeast Wind is rather blustery. It is cloudy and snow is predicted.

Dad's letter to Arapaho BEE editor was printed yesterday. It was written from Los Angeles, Calif. A picture of Bobby's Champion Poland China Barrow was in the paper. He won at Fort Worth Stock Show.

Dad went out on location where Gene Autrey is making a Picture for Movie. Also saw Johnnie & Frankie Marvin, the Shankland's while out there. Scripture reading Matt. 10:16-28.

Grace come by after some things after School was out. She and her parents are going to the Square Dance to practice for the Pioneer Reunion April 18 & 19. Mary and Ruth Reed too. Everybody will wear their outfit of Cowgirl, Cowboy and Pioneers. Sure is a big crowd of people to see the Costumes and Dances, to hear the calling off for the Dances.

Received a letter from Thursa Hanes with a lovely tatted lace collar and handkerchief. Her son Jimmie has married and is living in Denver. He will finish his Aviation Study soon.

January 1941

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

February 1941

March 1941

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October 1941

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