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 3, 1941, Saturday

After the night of Rain the Road is very slick and muddy. The Grader men are using the Tractor to pull Cars thru the slippery-boggy places of Highway. Partly cloudy and wind is more brisk this morning, but a pleasant Spring day is beginning. Scripture reading Psalm 62.

Mary is oil-mopping and dusting furniture. The Irises have new kinds and colors added to their list of Blooms, lovely ones. Too wet for me to get about over the yard. I have a cough already and don't want to aid it any more by having damp shoes from walking on damp ground.

Have my book of clippings of Pioneer Celebration one half finished.

Rainy afternoon. Frank and I ate our Lunch alone. He prepared his Famous Waffles. Frank and Mary went to Clinton.

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

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