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 9, 1941, Thursday

Cool and cloudy very pleasant to work among my flowers transplanting young plants for next Spring. The wind is from the North and is a bit cooler. I've been putting Bricks to walk on to the kitchen porch. Dad and Frank went to Clinton and may be gone most of day at Stock Sale.

Scripture read I Cor 2:1-5. Just received a letter from Mildred. Mr & Mrs. Shankland are getting along nicely. She sent pictures of herself, the children and her in-laws. A good likeness of all. Am delighted to get pictures.

Mary took Dad to the Stock Sale. I went to the Del Rio and saw Brenda Marshall play "Singapore Woman" She is a very talented actress and pretty one. The Sun shone out and Wind veered to the North lowering the Temperature.

I bought new Duplex Curtains for my windows, very pretty. Mary hung them and oh what an improvement in looks they make. They are 2 faced White on the Inside and Green on the outside.

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January 1941

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

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