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 23, 1941, Wednesday


Cloudy. Clouds filled with moisture, every hour or so they pour down the Rain. Mary started to town with Dad but the Road was too slick to get there so Dad walked. Barbara put on Mary's Galoshes and tied them on over her shoes. She left for School early. This Wet weather keeps my joints aching.

Scripture reading Acts 2:13-23. These Rains keep the River bank full. Barbara come for her Lunch. The other children didn't come to School because the Bus could not get to their house. The Road is washed out.

Mr. Avant died last night. He never rallied from heart attack of last Friday morning. Dave Naylor is very sick and not expected to live.

I sent an Order for Birth Certificate for John Rufus Hackler, a nephew, at Los Angeles.

Frank and I transplanted 2 or 3 dozen Plants, Vines and Trees.

Barbara Ann stayed all night with Earnestine White. Walker Teels went to a Bridge Party at Cecil Cobb's. Received a letter from Mildred telling of a Picnic Drive to the Mountains. Her family enjoys these picnics.

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