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.

April 10, 1941, Thursday

Lovely morning. Calm beautiful morning with sunshine, birds and flowers. Cool enough in the house for fires in the heaters until mid-morning. The Wind is in the South-east.

My eyes feast upon the beauty of blooming growing vegetation that looks so crispy new and green with colors so bright. The yellow Currants by the West side of house and the White blooms of Plums farther on and Tulips and Irises perfume the Atmosphere with their aroma. Scripture reading Mark 14:32-42. I went to Saltsman Floral Shop and got Dahlia plants, "Easter Greeting" Geraniums, Sweet Alysome Ferns and Ivy Geraniums and set out and potted them. Bought some Sultana and Coleus with large bright leaves. Did a little work in the yard, but the wind made work disagreeable.

Dad got Birthday Cards and Kodaks of the California kids. A letter from Lela said Dorothy had lost her baby but that Dorothy was getting along well at the Hospital. Lela still takes treatments for her back injury.

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January 1941

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

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