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 14, 1941, Wednesday

Sunshiny with wind rather brisk. Pleasantly cool, everything doing their best in my Yard (even the weeds). There are hundreds of young plants to be reset in the beds, now that the ground has dried out so I can get about without soaking my shoes with moisture. Scripture reading Prov. 31, Matt. 5:38-42

Will finish letter to Lela today. Maybe I can go to the Cooking School again. It is a change of faces and thoughts. Grace and Billie Jean come by to fix lunches for school children to take to Picnic. Wind is blowing high and strong. At Noon I gathered lovely flowers for Mrs. Brown at Hospital but the flowers have been so badly beaten by Wind that I don't want to take them. We went to Clinton and attended the Cooking School, after which we visited the Business stores. Mrs. Teel went to Clinton with us. Mrs. Chas. Dunn joined us at the Rialto. Dad and Grace come as we sat down to Supper, then Mary and Grace went to Clinton.

The Graduating Class have their Commencement Exercises tonight. Judge Donald Darrah gives the Address. Mrs. Caldwell gave me some young flowers to plant.

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January 1941

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

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