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 16, 1941, Sunday

Weather is nice for March early hours. The Sun is bright and clear, sending warm rays out over Land. Frank, Mary and I are up and work done by 9 A.M. Scripture reading James 4:14, 2 Cor. 9:6-8

Dad will be home by 1:15 P.M. He will be tired from his long journal of continuously going for 2 weeks traversing thousands of miles. Frank is coughing worse and feeling weak. My cold is better and not so troublesome.

At 11 A. M. the Wind rose higher and mightier in the North. A Storm is forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Dad arrived half hour late. He is tired and has a dreadful cold. He took the train at Alhambra, Calif. Friday night. He arrived at Clinton 1:45 P.M. He has traveled thousands of miles and saw the great Sights of many States.

Mary and Frank went to meet Dad at Clinton. The North Wind has blown at a high steady Gale most all day. Mildred sent a large Grip full of Grapefruit, Lemons and a Desk knife for opening of my letters and a Pen holder, also a large Kodak picture of her boys, Robin and Jerryl, that is an extra likeness of them. I am so well pleased with the Gifts. The fruit was raised in their yard at Rosemead, Calif. Dad visited George's family at Fresno, Calif. Saw all of them.

Grace brought Bobby to town to join the other boys who go to Oklahoma City Stock Show, March 17 to 22. I pray that he does as well there as at Fort Worth where he won 2 first prizes and 1 Champion.

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