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 5, 1941, Sunday

A lovely morning, calm with the Sun shining warmly to brighten and cheer after a week of rainy weather. Mrs. Lee Wells died yesterday morning. The funeral will be this Afternoon at Christian Church. She was a true and tried Christian, doing her work in a Quiet, humble way and accomplishing much for the welfare of her Church and people in general. God Bless her Memory!

Josephine will go back to Okemah after Noon. Scripture read Matt 26:20-29. Fanny and Richard are here. Dick and the Shepherd boy drove the cattle to Gip. Frank is back home again for a while. Dad went with Grace to see about a farm for her to buy. I spent an hour or so with ladies at the Well's Residence. They prepared dinner for Mrs. Well's brothers there, the body was still at Funeral home.

The girls come for me about 2 P.M. and took me to Clinton to see Josephine leave for her Residence. I spent the time at Theater saw "Judge Harding's Family." Grace and Mary brought me home before dark.

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January 1941

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

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