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 23, 1941, Sunday

Warm & Misty. A drizzle of Rain thru the night, clouds of Fog making the Air dense. Calm pleasant temperature. Have a very light blaze in Gas Heater to drive away the dampness that makes my lungs hurt and keeps me coughing. Dad and I ate Breakfast. Frank and Mary took their rest longer & later. Scripture reading Mark 10:45-52

We have the usual Sweet Peace that prevails in a God loving, Christian nation. Dad went to Sunday school. Cars are passing with families. Churchward bound. No other traffic mars the peacefulness of our Community.

Air is bursting through the clouds. Air is so calm and balmy. Just such a day as this I used to love to ramble about over the Rolling Hills looking at the tender greenness of growing vegetation, the trees budding out, the Yellow Currant blossoms filling the Air with their aroma, the water trickingl down the canyon bank into a spring and the White Gyp Rocks that nature had stacked up tier after tier and the Great Big Trees growing along the Creek. Now that I'm too stiff with Age to take these Rambling Walks I content myself reading Scripture and Poems written by God-inspired beings.

Mrs. Steinberg made a visit this afternoon. We had a very pleasant time talking over events. Mary took me to Del Rio to see Movie, Philadelphia Story, very good acting by strong Star Cast. The Drive down there and back didn't seem to benefit me any because I coughed a great deal then and afterward. Mary and girl friends returned to Clinton to stay for the Evening.

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