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 2, 1941, Thursday

Rain and sloppy miry roads. Pleasantly warm with no fires and the doors open. Each day there is some work done to make the Yard look better and fit it for Spring time. Also there are Plants added to Windows for Winter blooming. Maybe I will buy some more that are in Bloom now, for Yard and house. Scripture read Luke 10:36-37, Mark 10.

I wrote to Jack and Mildred today. Dad bought some cattle and they go to the Pasture on homeplace. Mary took me to Clinton. Mrs. Teel bought my ticket to Del Rio. I enjoyed the play it was well acted and presented.

Ina told Mary her parents (Shanklands) had been in a Car wreck lately. Mildred hasn't written the news to me yet, Poor folks. They are getting old and broken bones go hard for old folks. They have my sympathy.

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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