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 26, 1941, Friday

A cool calm beautiful September morning, fine for harvesters in field and fine for the State Fair Visitors. Mary took Fanny and Richard in our Car. They left for the City at 9 A.M. I watered some of my nice Plants as the air and ground are so dry.

I will be by myself from early Dawn until after Dark when Dad and Frank return from days work at the Store. There are many little tasks for me to do in the "mean time" such as work among flowers. The "Mums" will be full of Blooms. They must be cultivated and watered and all the housework will be for me to do until Monday Morn.

Scripture reading Matt 24 and Luke 9. God help us to persevere until the End and reach our Perfection through Jesus Christ. Amen! At night when Dad and Frank came home Grace and her little girls were with them. I went to Clinton Del Rio where A Harvest Queen was elected. Ruth Dovel was 2nd choice. An Arapaho Girl won the Title and will be given a whole weeks social activities and will contend for other greater honors.

Grace had bought all the girls new outfits for Winter. They are pretty children and I pray God's richest blessings upon them and Grace. Received a long letter from Jack.

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January 1941

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

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