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 22, 1941, Monday

A lovely balmy cool morning. All 4 of us up by 6 A.M. Dad and Frank with a bunch of men went to Gip to put up hay and cut feed. Mary is at the Store running things there. I have all the household tasks to do and will be too busy to get lonely or miss them. The Atmosphere has that twinge of Autumn and the Haziness of Skies with subdued colors & Sunshine. Scripture read I Cor. 10+18 ch.

I find so much comfort and joy in reading the Holy Word, and inspiration in knowing "All things work together for the Good of those who love and Serve the Lord." Knowing each Victory will help some other to win. Living a Life of Christian Virtues, Standing fast, quitting ourselves like Men and being Valiant, making us able to Stand and WithStand. Phillipians 4:13.

Today is the 1st day of Autumn, very pretty. Farmers are hurrying to their Field labors. The traffic goes by rapidly and never ceases. I have many tasks with much time to spend at it so it will be enjoyable labor. Barbara Ann and her 3 girl companions come at Noon to get some drinking water to take with them to the Canyon. They were to eat their Picnic lunch there. I finally got all the dishes washed at Noon, was just weak in body and breathing. Dad and Frank was after dark returning home from Gip. Mary walked from Store and when the Car come she had a Date to go to Clinton.

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January 1941

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

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