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 27, 1941, Thursday

Sun shines over a fresh bathed and soaked ground by the Snow and Rain of yesterday. The Irises and other plants in the yard appreciate the moisture. Dad is writing of some incidents of Pioneer days of the Nineties. I intend to record some more of my Thrilling experiences and memories of these days. Scripture reading I Samuel 12:15-25, Micah 6:6-9

After Noon Mary took me to Clinton. The weather was fine for early Spring. Mary wanted to keep me out in the open Sunshine saying it was better for me to get away from home as I had been inside for four or more months during my siege of bronchial pneumonia. We drove over to Clinton Park where the Radio Station is being erected.

Opal Farnsworth joined us and we went to visit Bro. Jim and Lottie at Custer City. Jim was getting over a two day spell of the Flu. Lottie was quilting a silk quilt for her Grandson Jimmie Hanes who has lately married. Jimmie stays at Denver and will soon finish his Aviation course there and then may go to California. I enjoyed the outing and visit. It may do me good later. But I am still coughing.

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