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 24, 1941, Wednesday

Cool calm and cloudy, pleasant lovely weather. Reports of New Mexico floods are bad and trains are delayed, bridges washed out in many places. Everybody taking their time about their work. Mary is doing housecleaning. Frank and Dad are at the Store. I worked some among my flowers. There are an abundance of blossoms but they need moisture. The grasshoppers are numerous and damaging to the plants. Scripture Jeremiah 17:5-8, John 15:8-16.

Grace went over to the State Fair yesterday. The children were with her to see the sights. Mary intends going later this week.

Afternoon, Mary took the Car to Clinton for Gene Garling to repair. I went to get a Shampoo, we were gone until 6 P.M. Mary spent the evening at Clinton. Grace came by for her. Gene let the heavy Fender fall on his arm and cut a big Gash which caused him to faint. Dad has hay fever caused by working in the Dust for threshing Alfalfa seed.

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January 1941

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

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