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 7, 1941, Friday

Very Cold! Scripture reading Eph 5:25-33, I Samuel 9:1-14. Frank fed the cattle and prepared our coffee and toast. Bobby and Rufus Dovel had gone before that to feed and load Bobby's Barrows for Fort Worth Stock Show. They can reach there in Mid-Afternoon today. The weather will be warmer down there.

The three girls are late getting up. They were late getting to Rest. Letter from Dad. He had his ticket to California. The day has been freezing, cold wind strikes to the bone & marrow. The Penners are hauling crushed brick and filling the holes and leveling the Driveway from Garage to the entry. I will have them to make a Walkway of Brick to the Kitchen door, also make steps to roadside Gate.

Bobby went to Ball Game while Grace went to Dance at Clinton. The left here at 2 A.M. for Gip.

January 1941

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

February 1941

March 1941

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October 1941

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