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 2, 1941, Sunday

Nice pleasant weather for March. Really windy and much warmer. Loys started about 6 A.M. with Jessie and Dad. The roads are very good now and the trip can be made in a day. Dad will be gone about 2 weeks. I hope he can see all the children and grand children too. Jack is off of the Main Highway and he may miss seeing him. Scripture reading Matt 6:24-34

Mary went to Clinton to be with Frances Quinn the Health Nurse of Boyce City. Ina Brown called to see me. Her throat was getting sore. I told her "be sure to use a gargle" to kill the flu germs. Frank and I were here most all day. The Road Grader has been running on Highway and that makes the Dust worse. The Air is Dense with it. It makes my throat worse by inhaling Dust. Mary come for me to go to Movie but the Dust was thick in the air. I didn't want to go out in it.

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January 1941

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

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