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.

August 16, 1941, Saturday

Warmer and calm, almost Sultry, but a gentle Breeze is arising now. We are so thankful for the Rain of yesterday. There was none at Gip, we had a good soaking one here. Am watching the changes for growth & blossoms since the Rain. Scripture reading John 13:1 and Romans 28:35-39.

Frank and Mary will both be at the Store during the day. Mary was with Josephine at the City Thursday. A Card from Essa's family Red River New Mexico. They are having a delightful trip and will go on to Utah and Colorado Sunday.

Mary brought me a nice lunch at Noon. At 4 P.M. she left for Norman to get Josephine Cronin to come home with her and stay awhile. Dad was late coming from the Store. He thought I had gone to Clinton so he never hurried home. Frank had gone to spend the weekend at Clinton.

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January 1941

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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