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 8, 1941, Saturday

Sunshine & Freezing! Beautiful late Winter day. Calm, clear, and Ice in water tank. Scripture reading II Samuel 24:24, Luke 7: 36-50.

Frank hurried to the Store to open up. Mary, Marjorie and Nina will do the house work and go help him some later on. Yesterday I enjoyed the day even tho it was dreadful cold outside by making Turkeys and Owls of Pine Cones that Thursa gave me at Christmas. They are very quaint and comical looking. Very pretty and interesting to work with. Thursa had enameled a dozen in different colors, making Zinnias flowers of them. I have made dolls made of nuts and small bottles. Will perfume them to put in closets.

The weather moderated greatly in Afternoon. The Mud is drying out. I walked around in the Yard to see the Irises, Tulips. They are growing fast.

January 1941

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

February 1941

March 1941

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