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 18, 1941, Saturday

A very lovely warm October day. The Sun is bright and has dried up the muddy Road and the flowers have a crisp tenderness and bright colors. I spend hours in the yard pulling old plants from among the newer blooming ones. Essa Simmons wrote me she would give me lots of seeds and plants. She has been away on long Vacation in many States. Was with Junior awhile at Los Angeles. He may be sent to China soon, but will return to Honolulu, Hawaii first. War seems to be drawing nearer us. Have a Card from Thursa at Santa Monica with Jimmie and Betty seeing the Sights and enjoying it. Scripture reading Luke 4:31-43.

Essa wrote that Little Joyce joined the Church Sunday, before being baptised she sang a song and looked so sweet and pretty. Essa's pride is pardonable as Joyce is an unusual child in many ways. Her talents are for music, singing and speaking, also belongs to Junior High Band, is Twirler leading the Parade in Yukon.

Grace and her 2 youngest children took me to Matinee 4 to 7 P.M. which shortened the day.

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January 1941

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

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