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 13, 1941, Sunday

Easter Morn! Rain at 9 AM. A real Thunder Shower drenched everything. I arose at 7 A.M. and cooked Breakfast, ate alone. My lovely Bouquet of Tulips, Lilacs, Carnations and Ferns were gathered before the Shower. Many will rejoice over the Rain. Some will be disappointed who have gone far to witness the Passion Play at the Wichita Mountains. It is now so dark that the lights have been going for some time. Mary and Frank both at Clinton. That leaves Dad and myself here.

My room is prettily decorated with flowers cut and potted and Ferns, California Moss, Wandering Jew, Begonias and Geraniums of Ivy, Easter Greetings and plain double-blossomed ones. Scripture reading Col. 3:1, Matthew 28:1-9.

Dad is up late at 10:15 A.M. Wonder how we can get the mail this morning? The Car is gone. Dad won't go afoot through the mud after the mail.

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January 1941

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

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