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 23, 1941, Friday

A pleasant, balmy, cool morning in the early hours. Everything dripping Wet. Birds are so busy singing and nesting. I found a Mocking Bird nest right over my head in a Vine by a fence post. It had 5 eggs in it and the Male bird was a few feet from where I was at work. He was singing to attract my attention and watching my movements while the Mother Bird was away eating.

The clouds haven't all cleared away so we may get more Rain today. Scripture read John 12: 12-19

Roads are slick making Cars skid along. There is much traffic some days, more than others. A Shower passed over about 11 A.M. Sprinkling the plants I reset. Had to quit when Frank and Dad come to help get dinner. Received a letter from Mildred with lots of news. She goes to socials and entertains friends, helps with Carnivals, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Junior Aid of Church.

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

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