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 25, 1941, Tuesday

Cold & cloudy Spring morning. Moist cloudy weather, cool enough for fire in heaters. Frank and hand are busy with sowing of grain and plowing. Bobby and Barbara are at School. They each took an armload of magazines I gave them to cut out pictures for their Scrap Books. Bobby says they had an enjoyable time at the Party. Scripture reading John 6:47-65

My cold has taken another spell for the worse and I cough night and day. Have just finished writing Pioneer days of Oklahoma Territory beginning with incidents of childhood and where I was born, received education, near Red River, all to be printed in Magazine form with hundreds of other stories. Mary and I went to Clinton and took my writing to the Daily News and left it.

Spent 2 hours or more with Mrs. Bert Darnell at Clinton Library looking at Pioneer Pictures and talking of past events. A drizzle of Rain was falling while I was at Simpson's Store recalling to memory friends and past pleasures and saw a lot more Pictures of Pioneers. Mary and Opal brought me home then returned to Clinton for the evening.

I received a long letter from Dorothy Reed, my granddaughter at Fresno, Cal. telling how pleased they were at Dad's visit there.

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January 1941

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

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