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.

Mother's Day, May 11, 1941, Sunday

Rain! Rain! Scripture reading Exod. 20:12, I Sam. I:19-28. Baccalaureate Services will be at the School Auditorium at 11 A.M. if not rained out. Cecil and Lena will not get to spend the day with me as we had planned because of the Rain. The Rain lasted to afternoon in a slow out-pour stopping all traffic for awhile. The Parents and patrons slowly plowed their way thru Mud and water to the Auditorium with the Graduates to hear Services, a goodly number of them, 25 or more young people.

Mary, after eating her dinner, decided to go on to Clinton, but I ached too bad to go with her and preferred to stay by fire. I've spent the time pleasantly reading Poetry and working Crossword Puzzles.

The Sun shone out bright and warm about 2 P.M. Frank come home. Dad is upstairs in room resting and reading newspaper while I paste cards and clippings in my Scrapbooks. The Sun set just as I finished pasting the last clipping in my Scrapbook. Thus ends Mother's Day.

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January 1941

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

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