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 22, 1941, Sunday

The little girls and I were up at 6 A.M. We ate our Breakfast then gathered the Beautiful flowers for Vases to set on dresser and table. Have an extra choice Rose in Bird Vase. Weather is fine and pleasant for Summer. Hot Sunshine, cool Shade with refreshing Breeze. Mary is to spend day with Ruth Reed at Geary. Scripture reading Matt. 16:1-4

Fannie come at Noon and stayed until 2 P.M. when Grace come for her children. All of them then got in the Car and drove to the west while I was in the house. There was a heavy cloud in the West coming nearer. That frightened Fannie and she wanted to get home to shut doors and windows. At 2:30 P.M. a hard shower of Rain fell, another about 5 P.M. and Cars began skidding and stalling, right and left. Mary come for me about 7 P.M. but I preferred staying at home. Then Mary and Ruth and car stalled in mud for an hour. A man finally got them out of the Bog.

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January 1941

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

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