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 19, 1941, Friday

Morning is delightfully cool and fresh calm Air with flowers taking on a brighter hue and crispness. Mockingbirds and Orioles are still with us. All of us in a Land of Plenty and Beauty is much to Praise God for.

The Custer County 4-H Club Boys & Girls, FFA with their Exhibits of Stock and Art left today for State Fair at Oklahoma City. They will stay at Fair Grounds for 9 days in the Dormatories. Bobby Cobb is listed among them about 30 or more boys and girls.

Grace come by on the way to Laundry. Mary went with her and will get a Shampoo. Frank went to Gip to see about work out there. Scripture reading II Timothy 4:7, Hebrews 2. If God be for us. John 13:1, Isaiah 41:10 Psa 121:5

Frank returned at 6 P.M. exhausted over a long days work in Alfalfa field. Dad has some cattle in Feed lot to fatten for Sale at Thanksgiving time. I feel better since Mary brought me some Tonic to take.

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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