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.

September 1, 1941, Monday

Labor Day and First day of school Grace brought her children in. Little Billy Jean can not enter until September 1942.

Mr. Cowles died at Clinton Hospital during the night. Dad went home with Grace to see about the crops. My heart is very weak this morning. I can't stand any heat or bend over without almost falling on my head. So I will be very quiet not doing any work. Scripture reading John 9:4, II Tim 2:15.

Am alone for the day. Dad returned at supper time. The three of us drove to Clinton for fruit, Peaches & Pears, also Sweet Potatoes. I'm feeling weaker and worse as the night draws on. Mary and Dad retired hours ago.

2 comments:

Kay said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY OF PRESERVING THE OLD LETTERS WRITEN BY YOUR GREAT GRANDMOTHER, THIS IS A FANTASTIC TREASURE

Mittie's Journal said...

Thank you. It is a daily journal Mittie kept of every day activities and concerns.

January 1941

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

February 1941

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