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 6, 1941, Sunday

Calm Peaceful Quietude! As befits the Sabbath. Thank God for the Sweet Abiding Peace that surrounds us. Thee are Rain Clouds to the South and East of us. We may get a Shower before end of day. The Purple Irises are beautiful in the soft haze of rain clouds, every growing plant rejoices in such climate. There is no noise to break the peaceful calm with our Book of Scripture to read and meditate over. Matthew 21:8-11 The triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on that First Palm Sunday.

Just three of us at home today. Frank went to Clinton. Dad is up. Mary is resting in her room. I ought to write some letters but my head hurts so much it distracts my thoughts. I spend the day resting, reading and working Cross word Puzzles.

Saturday afternoon Dad and Frank went to Gip farms. As they returned a Truck run against our Car and damaged the lights and fenders. The driver of the Truck is to pay for the damages to our Car.

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January 1941

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

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