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 31, 1941, Sunday

A lovely morning for last day of August with a great abundance of flowers and Vines in bloom. My bouquets were gathered at sunrise while they were fresh. Have large bucket and Vases of them in the house and on the Porch. All so very beautiful and gay. The month of August has been pleasant and Rains have given us a lot of moisture for crops, gardens and flowers for the Autumn days. My Fall Yard is just as pretty as the Spring and Summer with flowers in their Season. Scripture reading Romans 9:20-21, 1 Cor. 12:1-12.

Mary took Josephine and I to Clinton for Jo to go on Bus to Norman. Mary and I saw "The Shephard of the Hills" played by Betty Fields, John Wayne, Harry Carey. A Technicolor good story and beautiful scenery - good acting.

Mary is lost without Josephine. Thelma is back in the Hospital. Mr. Cowles had a Stroke and is at Hospital.

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January 1941

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

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