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 5, 1941, Saturday

Nice Spring weather. The wind is rather blustery during middle part of day. I felt better this morning and put a few flower seed out, but I soon tired and come to the house to rest. My head hurts quite a bit of late.

Frank brought Dad up at Noon and they ate Lunch and hurried back. I wish my strength would hold out until my work was done in the garden.

Scripture reading Daniel 3:17-28. Oh those countries that are in War and their hearts full of greed and hatred. God show them there is a much better way of living than by shedding of blood.

Growing things are thriving and spreading out. Lilacs will be in bloom by the 13 April I think. Nine days from now or less. Mr. W. R. Hughes sent us, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Cobb, our "Certificate of Membership" for "Golden Wedding Anniversary."

Mary took me to see a Matinee at Del Rio, "The Penalty," with Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold and hundreds of lesser stars.

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January 1941

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

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