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 24, 1941, Monday

Springtime is hiding back of cold, cloudy weather. Wind is blowing a Chilling Gale from the North. This cold Snap will hold the fruit buds from opening for a while maybe there will be a Crop of Fruit. We haven't had one for years during the Drought and most people lost about all their trees, fruit and ornamental. Scripture reading Acts 1:8, John 15:5, Matt. 28:16-20.

I gave Mrs. Steinberg some Irises and told her to come back for more. There are millions of them in my yard. They are too thick and take up too much space, crowding other plants out.

All of us are on the "drag" not very energetic nor ambitious. All of us have deep-set colds. Frank is sowing grain in field North and West of house. He has a boy to help him. Bobby will stay over night to attend Party at City Hall. Barbara is here also.

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January 1941

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

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