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 13, 1941, Saturday

Cloudy cool and pleasant, a foretaste of Autumn weather. Scripture reading Roman 1:1-17

The M.E. Aid has done well financially and their work was hard but pleasant. The town folks did what they could to add pleasure and help carry expenses.

This cloudy weather makes my joints ache very much. Frank had his hand hurt this week but the swelling is going down in it now. He went home with Fannie's family. Every one voted the County Fair Exhibits far ahead of late years.

Cecil and Lena were in town today. They are so very busy with their cattle and hogs and intend building a Dam soon beginning next week. Federal Aid will be used.

The County Fair closed as it had run through 4 days pleasantly and with crowd pleased over the judging the exhibits of Stock, Poultry, Arts, the 4-H and Home Demonstration Clubs, F.F.A., Canning and Products of all kinds. With pleasant surroundings and memories of pleasant associations lingering around us to remind us of the event of 4 days.

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January 1941

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

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