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 2, 1941, Saturday

Morning began like other days but the afternoon taxes the strength and nerves of a Person by being Sultry.  Pleasant and cool, calm breezes. Flowers and growing things are refreshed by late Rain and look pretty and bright this morn. Scripture reading Phil 4:4 + 10  John 14:27

I did a little labor among the flowers & vines, they are certainly doing well, growing spreading over the Porches making a Dense shade, also over the Windows. This is One Year that the Entire Yard has been covered with pretty flowers. Ina Brown and Mary have decided not to go to California it was hard for Ina to give up the pleasure trip as she had worked hard, denied herself many things thinking she woud take her vacation with her Mother and Dad. And Mary was anxious to see Mildred and her boys. As usual on Saturday night Mary took Frank and I to Clinton, he to spend weekend down there. Dad & Frank were at Gip to see about a cutting of Alfalfa Hay. 

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January 1941

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

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