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.

July 14, 1941, Monday

Nice cool pleasant morning to do a little yard work. Scripture read Acts 4. Mary is late about rising after being up late last night. It was midnight when she returned home.

Dad and I are both about sick with Summer Colds but we still manage to get around to do a little work. Mary and I finished house cleaning and dishes then she went after Ice and brought me a dish of Cherry Cobbler pie with new cherries. Frank come home since noon.

I have been spending my time doing little jobs that have been awaiting attention for some time. At night I drove to Clinton with Mary and Dad to get some fruit and melons for the Store.

Received a long letter from Essa Simmons. She still grieves about her son being gone so far on the High Seas, 2 months since he wrote her. She has had all her teeth extracted and suffers from Rheumatism too. Poor Woman! I sympathize with her as I've passed through all these trials even to last War when Cecil was across the Waters. I never heard from him for 3 months after the Army demobilized.

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January 1941

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

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