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 4, 1941, Friday

Cold wind from the North, not freezing, rather chilling to my fever ridden body as I shiver over a little cold wave.

Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Flint were at the Store yesterday. Mrs. Flint sent me some of her choice flower seed. Waiting to get strong enough to work with my flowers. Every thing in the yard above ground is growing and the Purple Irises are magnificent this year. The bloom is large and they hide top of leaves. The Peonias are so tender that the strong Winds damage them greatly in early Spring. Scripture reading John 16:33, Romans 8:31-39.

Dad lost one of his steers and Frank skinned it today. Mary and Dad went to Clinton at night and reported there was a bigger crowd than usual at Pioneer Dance. They could hardly get thru the Jam. Frank was too tired to go. I was too sick.

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January 1941

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

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