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 27, 1941, Monday

Wind from the North brings breezes, rather cool and brisk. The Sun is brightly shining and may warm up the atmosphere some. Mary and Dad went to town by Sunup. She returned to do the kitchen work.

There are many tasks awaiting me such as writing, crocheting lace, and things in general around the house. Scripture read Exodus 13:21, Exodus 15:1-19.

The house has a restful quietude. Frank and the hired man are fixing fences. Gathered a large Vase of Zinnias and Marigolds. May be the last of the Season's blooms. The colors are bright and intense hues. The Hardy Asters are loaded with blossoms. The yellow and bronze Mums also the ever-blooming ones with Marigolds and Zinnias all make beautiful beds of flowers. The Vincas, Petunias, Flour o'clocks beside the flowering Shrubs, the Nandina with Red Berries and leaves and the Pomegranite is very beautiful. The cold north wind is tumbling leaves from the Trees. I upholstered my large Mahogany chair with bright Indian Blanket. Did some crocheting on lace.

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January 1941

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

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