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 4, 1941, Saturday

Beautiful morning overhead bright shining Sun and warmly pleasant atmosphere, calm breezes. The girls Mary and Josephine with myself have been talking and walking around from One Porch to another, all 4 of them, gathering Vine Seeds. Our Conversation was of the sparkling and bubbling kind like Bubbles bursting each one passing compliments and teasing with good humor. As friends of dear standing often do when they meet after a Separation of some time.

Scripture read John 9:15-39, Matt 11th chapter. The Road is muddy but the Sun and Traffic will soon dry it out. Girls have gone to town. Dad and 4 men vaccinated the calves and branded them. At night Mary took the men and Gene to Clinton. Josephine and I went along it being Saturday night there was a crowd Jamming the Streets. We returned by 9:30 P.M.

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January 1941

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

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