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 12, 1941, Monday

Bright Sunshine spreads over all things. Heavy Dew sparkles on all vegetation. Beautiful calm and pleasant weather. Frank took Dad to town at 7 A.M. The days are getting so long now. From my Windows I gaze upon the beautiful flowers, Irises of many colors and shades, making it hard choosing for the most lovely ones. Each day now the Choice ones of exquisite tints open to show their dainty Beauty and to shed their Fragrance.

My Room is cleaned. Ready for my Scripture reading. Eph. 6:1-9. Mildred sent a Card, letter and two lovely collars all soft and frilly with lace. Loys sent pretty Card and a Gift of money. Lela wrote about entertaining friends. She, Dorothy and Lela and daughters gave a Surprise dinner for Mary Alice's birthday. Buster's health is bad and he is having nervous spell. Little Kaye is better since her tonsils were removed last week. I wrote Essa Simmons, Guy Pafford and Loys.

Mary visited at Hospital and says Mrs. Brown was some better.

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January 1941

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

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