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 18, 1941, Tuesday

Cold South wind, Icy and Blustery. Election Day. Scripture reading Isaiah 11:6, Matt. 19:13-15, Psalm 59. Dad felt well enough to go to the Store. Mary had to go to the Clinton Precinct to take Registar Book and may have to Stay if no one fills the Counter's place she was called to fill. But Dad being sick she may be released from counting.

I have a little work to do in the yard when the Sun warms the air. Mary brought me a Francis Scott Key Rose bush to be planted. Maybe Frank will be here in the afternoon to put it out for me, if not I will do it. Mary was coughing when she left the house.

Mary came back at night. She was one of the counters at the Poll. Mr. Wickersham won the race for Congress. Voting was light. Later Mary went to Clinton to spend an hour or so.

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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