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 11, 1941, Friday

Good Friday! Also, Dad's Birthday Anniversary of 76 Years! May Rich Blessings befall him. Weather partly cloudy and pleasantly warm and Spring-like.

My plants looked thirsty that were set out late yesterday. I watered some of them this morning. Mary and Frank hurried to the Store. Dad will have his picture taken for Pioneer Group to be put in a Book of the Celebration. Scripture reading Matt. 27:32, Luke 23:26.

Mary took me to Clinton to get three Reservations of Pioneer Book for each of the girls, Loys, Mildred and Lela. The book will be mailed Sunday to them. I visited with Mrs. Hughes for an hour or so and enjoyed it. We went to Court House to hear Lawyer's Pleas on a Case being tried. Mary is preparing Dad's Birthday Supper. There will be Fried Chicken and other good things to eat. It is now ready. Mary will take Dad and I to Clinton. Tonight is the last of Pioneer Square Dances. They have drawn large crowds each week for two months. Mr. and Mrs. Saltsman gave me a Bouquet of Red Bouganvillia Blossoms and large Carnations.

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January 1941

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

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