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 2, 1941, Friday

Heavy atmosphere filled with Moisture. The Sun is trying to break thru the clouds of Haze. Real Spring weather, we have no fire in the Heaters. The School Buses are late getting to their destination over the muddy washed out Roads.

Scripture reading, Song of Solomon 2:11-12, Matt. 6:23-28. Solomon writes of the Coming of Spring, the Passing away of Winter, of flowers appearing on the Earth, the Singing of Birds. Today this is all verified for many kinds of Birds are building their Abodes and flowers are so thick in growth that they are stepped upon in my Yard.

This damp weather causes me to cough. Rained at Noon! A number of Large Trucks were stalling and slipping on this Highway all night. One of the large School Buses was wrecked North West of here as it was returning children to their homes. Some of the children were hurt badly. The Bus was demolished after turning over several times.

Evening rains.

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January 1941

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

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