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 7, 1941, Saturday

Rain before Dawn! I suffer so intensely from Rheumatism pains in my knees. Everything is dripping wet and the clouds are full of moisture and may Rain again soon. Scripture read Eph. 5:15, Matt. 16:25-28.

Mrs. Cooper and Brown are better and will go home soon. I must hurry to write Loys and send her Birth Certificate and Gift for AlLean. She graduated Monday June 7th. Mary took the letter to mail.

Richard come home today. He and Fannie were here. Then Cecil, Lena and Dicky come while they were here. I gave Cecil and Fannie their Birth Certificates. We kept our tongues clattering very fast. We had so much to say and such a little time to say it in. Mary is going to Clinton to spend the evening with friends. I saw Gene Autry's picture Riding on a Rainbow.

Mrs. Cooper has taken a turn for the worse last night and all her children were called to come. Loys and Al will be here by Noon. Tom and his wife are here. Pete and Ethel are in Arapaho keeping the Cooper home.

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January 1941

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

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