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 25, 1941, Friday

Springtime! Beautiful Day. Cool and Serene with lovely flowers, birds, trees, shrubs. I am the girls, Betty Lou and Marilyn, gathered large bouquets for their teachers. Scripture Gen. 1:26-31.

My Rheumatism is worse, after much walking yesterday I couldn't sleep. Mary was over-tired from Activities too. Fanny and Dick Bland come by and I went to Clinton to Tucker's Nursery for some plants. Purchased over four dozen and set them out when I returned. Am so exhausted now will rest for a few hours.

Gave Fanny a large bunch of Lilacs and Tulips with White and Blue Irises. Grace's four girls have gathered blossoms from yard. I have a dozen gladiolus bulbs to set out soon. Received a pretty card from Jimmie and Betty Hanes for gifts Mary and I sent them. Miss Fisher gave me a clump of Violet bulbs.

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January 1941

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

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