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 15, 1941, Saturday

Wind veered to the North-west, not so freezing Cold nor blustery as yesterday. Think we will have warmer weather for a few days, perhaps calmer more serene breezes for a while.

Have so many letters to answer soon. Scripture reading Acts 18:7-11, I Cr. 11:26. I've been doing some hand sewing. Made a pretty tatted hanky and Doily.

The weather is moderating some. The Sun is warming up things, but the West wind is chilling. The days are much longer now. I just took a walk around in the yard which I enjoyed.

Sent Jack his Birth Certificate. It come yesterday in the mail. It has taken six weeks or longer to get it written and sent to Oklahoma Capitol for recording. Had to send it the second time to get signed by State officials with State seal.

At night went to Clinton to Del Rio to see Historical Picture, Land of Liberty. Twas the 2nd time I had been out in evening since before Christmas.

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