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 12, 1941, Friday

Cool pleasant weather, 3rd day of County Fair. A joyous crowd of People meeting friends of long ago. Scripture 1 John 2:12-17. Rodeo drew a large crowd and crowds were larger at the Exhibit Halls. A Shower of Rain sprinkled the people at 4 to 5 P.M. Many left for their homes, but many came in place of them for the night entertainment. It was a joyous time for friends to meet their friends. I gave some of my pretty Red Marigolds to others for seeds.

Clipping attached: Out of State Visitors

Out of state visitors at the Custer County Free Fair were:

R. W. Martin, Boston, Massachusetts; Victor Wickersham, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. M. D Bishop, Crescent City, Florida; C. P. Larson, Fargo, North Dakota; Mrs. Maude Whitenack, Lynwood, California; Mrs. R. L. Williams, Grandview, California; Margaret Scott, New London, Iowa; W. O. Goff, Topeka, Kaan; Mrs. A. Teeple, Mankato, Kan; Lester & Thelma Whitaker, Nara Vista, New Mexico; Mrs. A. J. Welch, Floydada, Texas; Q. H. Sanders, San Anonio, Texas; A. T. McClendon, Warren, Arkansas; Oscor and Gladys Holden, Ludlow, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Irving R. Fields, Braymer, Missouri; Mrs. A. Lowery, Newton, Mo.

Out of County Visitors: Lawrence Morris, Stillwater; H. Brennon, Stillwater; Bob and Ada Potter, Holdenville; Mrs. S. Payson, Enid; J. F. Crabb, Foss; Hermand Swart, Rock; Ken Royse, Elk City; Bob Jones, Oklahoma City; Dick Lyon, Oklahoma City; E. D. Wall, Oklahoma City; Mrs. P. E. Jantzen, Hammon; G. E. Geyer, Foss; Lelan and Gertrude Towns, Foss; Mr. and Mrs. Woods, Foss; J. W. and Annie Schall, Leedey; Loren Bailey, Vinson; Mrs. J. T. Williams, Cordell; Arlyn Ware, Cordell; Marie W. Collins, Cordell; Mrs. G. W. Bruce, Enid; W. H. Krey, Minco; Bessie Garrison, Cheyenne.

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January 1941

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

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