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 24, 1941, Thursday

Cool and Sunshiny. Scripture I Thess. 5:15-24. Grace is here with her new Car. Mary and Lena will go to Oklahoma City. I may go with them. They will return tonight.

At 11 A.M. Lena was here and the four of us left for Oklahoma City. Mary in front seat driving and I by her side in Grace's new car. Lena and Grace in back seat keeping up a lively chatter. The four school children were to eat and stay here. We visited with Essa and Sewall Simmons for an hour or so. Eileen was there visiting her mother. Essa has such a beautiful house in the middle of a large lawn and flower yard. The girls and I ate a good dinner in the City. They left me at Criterier Theater while they did there shopping around. We visited Estelle Harper and her little family. Her children are beautiful bright little ones. I received a Kodak of Rosalie Nan age 10 months.

We left the City at 7 P.M. , stopped to eat at Bridgeport and reached home at 10 P.M. tired and exhausted from the activities of the day. Had many enjoyable events to remember. Grace and Lena went on home. Betty Lou and Marilyn spent the night here.

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