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 19, 1941, Saturday, Pioneer Celebration

Rain and hail during early morning. We had a full house last night. Richard come at dark. Lottie come at 6 P.M. Grace and the four little girls stayed here at night. Scripture reading Mark 4:28, Heb. 6:1-3

Mary took Dad and Lottie to the Parade. I was sick all night with Rheumatism and didn't want to be on wet ground. I will go later to be with Golden Anniversary Club at 1:45. Such a great crowd of folks are passing by on their way to Parade.

Received a letter from Thursa saying Jimmie was now in Santa Monica, California Air School. His wife is with Thursa until Jimmie sends for her. Mary came from me at 1 P.M. Dad and Lottie also went to Clinton. Dad and I took our place among the rest of the Golden Anniversary Club of Washita and Custer County. The years of marriage ranged from 50 years to 63 years. The Song, "Darling I Am Growing Old" was sung especially for them. Lottie went with me to Del Rio where we saw Ed. G. Robinson play Sea Wolf with Ida Lupino and John Garfield.

At 5:15 P.M. we took Lottie to the train to go to Custer City. Mary took Frank to Clinton. Thus ended the days of Pioneer Celebration.

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