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 19, 1941, Sunday

Cloudy and looks like more Rain. There was a heavy Mist at Day break that dampened the Air, made the Road slick. Frank and Dad brought the mail then went on to Gip where Grace will join them in a tour over County looking for a farm for Grace and the children. They may be gone all day. Lela wrote me a long interesting letter of family news. I didn't feel like going with the rest so will read Magazines and News, maybe write a letter or two and work a cross-word puzzle. There were 8 or 9 photograph negatives of Lela's family to be developed. The Sun may Shine forth soon, hope it would. That would make it more cheerful. Scripture reading John 11:17-44.

Fannie stopped on way from Sunday School. I'm so glad to see her take an interest. When Fanny left Guy Pafford, Bob Vaughn and lady companions came and stayed 3 hours. Frank and Dad never went any further than Gip. It was too muddy. So they returned before the folks left here. We had a late Lunch, then took Dad to Pasture. Frank and I spent 2 or 3 hours at Clinton. We brought some Strawberry Ice Cream to bring home to eat and some for Dad.

Thus the day (I thought would be lonely) was filled full of company.

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