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 28, 1941, Sunday

Rain! Cold shower of rain about 9 A.M. wind blowing strong from the Northeast. I arose at my usual time and prepared breakfast for Dad and myself, just we two at home. He was cold and lit the Gas heater for the first usage since last Spring. The warmth from it's Rays was very acceptable and comfortable. Dad went to town after the Mail. Scripture read John 8:12-32, Matt 9:9-17.

The Wind is blowing the Rain clouds away and the Sun is almost showing. Cars with families are going to Church. Long dreary day with it's cold wind chilling us and the Drizzle. Raindrops soaking everything. Mary, Fanny and Richard returned from the State Fair about 9 P.M. The ride was rough over the country road out to Fanny's home. Dad and I read the Papers and Magazines to pass away the time. Mary bought her a beautiful Coat and other things. She saw Estelle and Don. Russie and Rosalie had grown very much. Josephine spent two days time with Mary.

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January 1941

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

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