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 4, 1941, Thursday

Cooler, very pleasant, partly cloudy. A beautiful rainbow reaching across the Western Skies making a complete Arch. Cloudy all around except Sun in East was clear, shining, showing all the lovely tints of Rainbow. Mary had never seen a complete Arch and was so thrilled over it. Scripture reading Matt 28 ch.

A Card from Lottie, Walden, Colo., saying it was raining there and there was Frost the last of August (29th) heavy enough to kill Thursa's flowers. She spent one night with Lois' family. Frank come by to get some clothes. He and Dick were driving his cattle to Hargus farm as Dick had sold them. Frank brought in a large Watermelon about 35 pounder from my yard of flowers. The melon was extra sweet and good ripe. Mary and I motored to Clinton at night very pleasant and lovely night with Full Moon playing Peek-A-Boo among the clouds to the North the Thunder Clouds and lightning was blinding.

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January 1941

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

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