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 9, 1941, Sunday

The day begun with calm, clear skies. Old Sol is doing his best to bring warmer weather. Not long now until Spring months are here. Thee is a Peaceful Quietude that betokens Our American Sunday, little traffic but cars going to church.

Frank and I arose at accustomed time and ate Breakfast. He then fed the cattle. I sat down to daily Scripture reading Luke 5:1-11. A week ago Loys left here with Dad for Colorado. It seems ages since then. Dad is now in California and will Telephone to Mary at 8 P.M.

The three girls are sleeping late. Marjorie and Nina are here yet. They have been waiting for better weather to travel north.

I attended movie at Del Rio, Northwest Mounted Police by Gary Cooper.

A Sand Storm blew up while we were at Clinton, about 5 P.M. High wind from North turning our Beautiful Day into a cold Stormy ending. Mary talked with Dad at Alhambra, California, also to Mildred. Dad intends to return home Sunday.

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