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 24, 1941, Sunday

A lovely Sabbath, cool, calm and pleasant. Frank and I arose early and cooked Breakfast. When we had it started Dick, Fannie & Richard come for Frank to go to Pasture northwest of Butler where Dick's cattle are. Fannie stayed here with me. She and the girls, Mary and Josephine are busy in kitchen preparing a Chicken dinner with vegetables. There are so many of all kinds never any better grew. Scripture read Psa 46 and Isaiah 30:1-18.

After noon, 3 o'clock - The 3 girls, Richard and I attended Matinee at Del Rio "They Met in Bombay" by Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell. We spent an hour or so with Thelma Marvin. She has a neat cozy little Cafe by the Hospital. While we were at Clinton Cecil and Lena came to see us. Rufus Dovel was here at Sundown to see about Disking in grain in field where the stubble was plowed up a few weeks ago. Mary and Josephine took Fanny & Richard home at night.

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January 1941

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

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