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 14, 1941, Tuesday

Rain falling at 8 A.M. We have free tickets to Circus at 2 P.M. It may stop raining in time to go. I rested fairly well last night. Scripture read I John 3:1-3.

Rev. Simmons was transferred to another Place. He has been a faithful Servant of the Church, a great help to the Community. We hate to see him leave, and Pray God's richest blessings on his efforts and his family.

Mary and I took Bobby, Betty, Barbara and Marilyn to Circus at 2 P.M. The Rain had ceased then, but it hindered attendance. We enjoyed the Show.

An unusually Hard Rain fell while we were on our way Home. There were Cars stalled on the Highway having been Flooded with water in the Engine. Dad and Frank were waiting at the Store. We were a crowd of 8 when they got in the Car. The dirt Road was bad and the Downpour of Rain never ceased for hours. We were wet from coming from the Garage, the Gas was lit to dry and warm us.

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January 1941

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

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