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 26, 1941, Sunday

Clear and cooler with wind from the north. I arose early took my bath, cooked breakfast and ate alone. The children, Betty, Barbara and Marilyn, are never still they are getting anxious to go home, having spent four days and nights here, not expecting to stay but one. The roads are drying some but there are washouts that are impassable. It may be days & days before the highways are passable. The Cotton Crops are damaged and other late crops. Scripture reading Genesis 15:5, Isaiah 40:26.

Mary, Barbara and Marilyn with myself went to Matinee. Saw Dive Bomber with Errol Flynn, Fred McMurray, very good picture and story in Technicolor. Grace come in for the children. Mary spent the time with Thelma Marvin and Mary Marvin (Frank's wife). A long letter from Mildred with Crayola pictures by Jerryl and writing by Robin that is very good. Another letter from Loys. She and AlLean attends Art School. Wind is cooling off. Maybe Frost tonight.

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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