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 17, 1941, Saturday

A bright pleasant day. I worked in my Yard for two hours. Guy Pafford, Josephine Cronin and her sister, Mrs. Sprayberry, come at 11 A.M. We ate our dinner at Cafe. Guy went around visiting and shaking hands with his old-time friends. We went to Custer City for a visit with Jim and Lottie. We found them well. Lottie was with us riding around for an hour or so while we saw School Board there as Josephine is applying for a School job this fall.

I am rather tired but have had a very enjoyable visit with the young folks and had a pleasant drive.

Frank and Dad took three men to Gip to stack hay. Mary stayed at the store and missed the pleasure trip. Scripture reading Matt. 5:38-48

Fannie and Richard come by to see me. She is going to make Strawberry preserves. Frank, Mary and I went to Clinton just after the men returned from making hay late in day, about Sunset. I saw a good comedy but I was over-tired and ready to go home.

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