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 23, 1941, Wednesday

Pleasant July morning with cooling wind. Afternoon may become like those that have passes, hot and sultry. None of us feel very good or well. The weather is weakening to us. Scripture reading Mark 1:29-39

Dad and Frank are at the Store. Mary will do the housework. I will do my letter writing. Have 6 letters to answer and more come each day. They pile up fast. So will try to keep them from increasing here. I love to get letters and enjoy keeping in touch with All my children and kinfolks. Wrote Loys and Mildred.

Dad bought some young chickens and they were turned loose and have to be run out of the flower beds. Them and the dog worry me greatly over the damage they do. I hope the chickens will kill the grasshoppers.

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January 1941

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

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