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 14, 1941, Sunday

Scripture reading Psalms 107:29-30. Weather cool and pleasant. Wind rather Blustery and dust is flying when Traffic goes by in a hurry. Most of the Tents, Pens, Booths also the Stands and Dance Platform were moved by day-light. Cars were passing all night long.

I got Part of a Good Night's Rest and feel more like exercising than yesterday. It will be hard for us to get back to our daily Routine of work and making a living after a week of Pleasure at the County Fair such as what we have just passed through. Grace and Mary after Noon took me and went after Mabel and Thelma Teels to go motoring. They left me at Clinton and they drove to Elk City and back by 6 P.M. when I was picked up and brought home again while they spent the evening together driving about.

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