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 12, 1941, Saturday

Partly cloudy, balmy cool wind that will rise high by Noon. The early hours are when I love to work in the yard. The rough winds dry out the top soil quickly making it hard to get young tender plants to live, but some cloudy days are mild and calm. I saw a good movie with Humphrey Bogart last night while Dad saw the sights and Mary was with her friends. Dad enjoyed the Cards from Friends and Supper cooked by Mary.

There is a Track meet at the School House. I see different groups at Games on the Campus. Scripture reading John 5:17-27.

Grandma Stucker is to be buried this afternoon. The Funeral Service is to be at the M. E. Church 2:30 P.M.

Dear little Mildred sent Easter Greeting with Gift of Pair of Candles, shaped, colored and perfumed like Oranges. Bless her dear heart. She always remembers Mother by sending Gifts.

The afternoon has been dusty and Blustery. There was a large crowd at the Stucker funeral. Mary is going to Clinton to spend the evening with friends. Grace bought a new car. The other one Harvey bought the year before he died.

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January 1941

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

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