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.

June 11, 1941, Wednesday

Another hard wind with Rain last night. Cool and clear this morning. Think all will be fine by 3 P.M.. when the funeral services will be held at M. E. Church by Pastor Simmons and Pfaff. I rested fairly well last night but worried over Loys not getting here, but think she will get here at an early hour this morning. Scripture read Gal. 2:20, John 1:35-42.

I will gather flowers for the Cooper home. Mrs. Gordon sent what was used yesterday there. AlLean was with Mary, Fannie, Richard, Buddy and I in our Car going to the Funeral. We picked up Frank on our way. Dad has walked on from the Store with some men. Loys, her aunt and cousin, Dot Holland, had arrived at 10 A.M. The heavy rain at Woodward had stopped them. The funeral services were nice. A large crowd was there. Loys had brought a lot of flowers from Denver with them and an abundance of Sprays from friends here of the Cooper boys. AlLean stays here while her parents spend their time with friends and relatives.

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January 1941

January 1941
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