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 9, 1941, Friday

Cooler, wind blows from the South and is stiff and swift. Sunshine and this wind will soon take the moisture out of the mud. Bobby and Betty spent the night here. They attended the Senior Class Play. Scripture reading Psalm 50:1-15

There are many plants I wish to set out this morning. Hope my strength will hold out. A Mother's Day letter and gift from Guy Pafford, from Thelma a beautiful Card with a sweet verse for Mother, from Mary a flower, 2 linen embroidered Handkerchiefs and a Wall motto.

Afternoon. Mary and I went to Clinton. My hair was shampooed while the Car was greased and Mary did her trading. Dad went to Gip to stay all day. Grace's children gave me their pictures. All were good.

A Hail Storm at Hammon and in that region. Mary took me to Del Rio to see Robert Young, Joan Blondell, Carole Landis play Topper Returns. Very good.

Mrs. Brown, Thelma's mother was some better when Mary and I visited her at the Hospital. Thelma and Geradine stay with her. She was only semi-conscious when were were there. I have received 10 Mother's Day gifts and pictures of children. A beautiful card from Dorothy Reed, granddaughter.

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January 1941

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

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