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.

May 1, 1941, Thursday

The first hours are cloudy. School Buses are passing filled with cheerful boys and girls coming to School after being absent several days this week because of washed out Roads. I put out a few cuttings and pulled some weeds from flower beds. Looks like their is more Rain coming! Everything looking well, only the flower seedlings seem to be slow-growing beside the hardy Weeds. Scripture read Hebrews 6:10-20

Have a lot more clippings for my Book of Pioneer Celebration. It may take many more days to complete it and spacing some Kodak pictures in odd places.

Mary took me to Del Rio last night to see a good comedy. We were tired from day's activities and were glad to return early to Retire to Rest.

Today was cloudy for awhile. At Noon the Sun shone out brightly for hours then dark clouds and thundering came along and another Shower of Rain. Men were grading the muddy Road at that time.

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January 1941

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

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