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 15, 1941, Sunday

Scripture read Neh. 2 to 4th chapter. Betty Lou and her sisters spent the night here. This is Father's Day. As usual we had a shower at day break. Later it was partly cloudy but the yard was dripping wet. The little girls and I transplanted some of the plants I bought in the cool of evening when it was pleasant. They enjoy such work as I do in Yard and love to beautify things. They are helping Mary do the kitchen work.

Dad went to Father's Day Services at M. E. Church. Mary cooked a nice dinner. I made Raspberry Cobbler. Grace and Bobby come about the children. Mary got the dishes washed. Then the girls took the kids and I to see movie, "I Wanted Wings," an educational picture showing the Airports in different States. Many of our Best Actors took their Role acting. The children and I come back early but Mary went back to Clinton with her companions for the Evening. The Roads are very slick and mushy.

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January 1941

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

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