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 7, 1941, Monday

The Wind has veered to the North-west this morning and is colder, cloudy and more blustery. Every living growing thing is donning an Easter Garb of loveliness and by Sunday the 13th will be fully robed in gorgeous colors.

Frank and Dad were up early ready for Business. Mary will have to go to Clinton and have the Car repaired where the Truck damaged it. Scripture reading John 12:23-36

We couldn't get the repair for Car so that is deferred until later in the week. Dad went to Clinton with Mary and I. He traded while Mary got a Shampoo and I went to Del Rio and saw Wallace Beery and Lionel Barrymore play Bad-Man.

Received a letter from Lela with films to be developed. Dorothy is in the hospital at Fresno, California, threatened with premature birth. My prayers are for her recovery. Lela still suffers from the effects of the Flu.

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January 1941

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

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