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 20, 1941, Thursday

Cold, cloudy moist Atmosphere. Looks like we will have Rain before the day ends. Dad and Grace left for the Stock Show at Oklahoma City at 3:30 A.M. They will be gone 2 days and 3 nights. Bobby will return home with them after his hogs are sold tomorrow night. I hope he gets a great big price for his Barrows. The four little girls have gone on to School. They took their lunches. I will go to Clinton with Mary this morning. Scripture reading Joshua 14:6-15, Numbers 13.

My cold is heavy on the lungs and keeps me coughing. I went with Mary to Clinton. She bought some Fruit for the Store and me some yard bulbs and bushes. Frank set out the Gladiolas. I bought some potted plants at the Florist's, Begonias, Ivy Geraniums, plain Geranium, and a small Plumosa Fern. I repotted some of them. The sun shone out for several hours for the first time in several days, but clouds are again gathering in the West. Spring begins tomorrow. The temperature has been pleasant for the Season.

The three little girls brought Billie Jean here after school then slipt off without her. She worried awhile then went to sleep. Mary spent the evening with Gladys Blarney and got a lovely chocolate cake that was baked for her. Dad, Grace and Bobby returned at midnight. Bobby won 4th and 6th places with his Barrows.

January 1941

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

February 1941

March 1941

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September 1941

October 1941

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