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.

October 11, 1941 Saturday

A lovely Autumn Day cool enough for a Fire in Gas Burner. Sunshine, flowers and birds. Wind a little brisk and shakes to Leaves off of Trees. A Mocking Bird is now at my window eating Berries for Vines. The Berries cover the Vines and their blue black color makes a lovely picture against White house and Green trimmings. Scripture read john 1:19-30. Wrote to Lawrence and family, sent a gift to new Baby with Congratulations to parents. A card from Lottie. She returned last week from Colorado. She spent a day and night with Loys' family. Thursa is now in California with Jimmie and Bettie.

Mary took me to Del Rio at night. Dad and Frank went too. Frank stayed down for the weekend. Mary was with friends and Grace.

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January 1941

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

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