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 17, 1941, Tuesday

Today is Dr. Lawrence B. Cobb's 30th Birth Anniversary. It seems as if it was only yesterday that he was a new born baby and I chose the name of Lawrence for him to be called by. Marion Lawrence was a world renowned Sunday School worker and educator that I knew personally and admired very much. At that time I was the Secretary of County Sunday School Association (for 12 years) and wanted my Grandson to love the same work. He is now a Minister of Baptist Church at Union, Miss. God Bless and guide him as he leads and points the way to Jesus for the many people he comes in contact with. May he be as a flame of fire consuming the evils that may surround his Church. Lawrence gained the title of Dr. of Theology when he graduated from 3rd Degree. I will send him a Card of Greetings today. Scripture reading John 4:32 and Matt. 6:25-34.

Wrote Mildred and Lawrence. I sent him a nice Birthday Greeting Card.

To wet in the field for men to work so Frank and Dad returned at 3 P.M. Mary took me for a motor ride to Clinton to see a good comedy pic ture and March of Time. Mary and Grace spent the evening with friends down there. They bought some pretty slack suits and visited the new Indian Art Shop on 66 Highway East of Clinton.

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