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 29, 1941, Monday

Cold and rainy, have my Gas heater burning. Mary finished the housework and went to the Store. She may go to Gip to take Roy Schwabe. He will go back and forth. Dad is going to sell the Old Homestead. Cattle are being fed for Market. Scripture reading Matt 5:14-16 , I Peter 2, Mark 4:21-22

When Frank come home he went back to the Bland farm and feed. The Butane Gas man filled the tank and repaired the lights in the house. When the drizzly dreary day ended, Mary and Dad returned to the house from the Store. He brought the Papers for me to sign, on Gip Homestead that 50 years have been passed in Ownership since the Settlement of Oklahoma 1892 (April 19). Many many Eventful days, some very sad and some very trying to our temperaments as well as some of pleasure in helping to shape a Rough new Country and Christianize and pattern it after God's Will, cultivating the Best of Material, tempering things and eliminating as much Bad as we could. I give a Sigh of Relief as well as of Sorrow in releasing our claim of Ownership, it is almost like parting with a child. We have 3 children buried beneath the Soil out there and 1 grandchild.

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January 1941

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

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