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.

November 10, 1941, Monday

Cold calm and Sunny wind is chilling. Monday is a day of Rushing duties after a day of Rest. The Sun has hardly begun his work when School time arrives, for the Shortest days are near us now. Scripture reading Luke 13:1-5. Mary is doing the tasks in the kitchen. I have my room cleaned and ready so I can read and work at whatsoever needs being done. Frank is at Clinton, when he comes he will work at Gip today.

Dad's hand is getting well where he can cut it on wire last week. Fanny come for Mary's Kodak. She was going to Mrs. Coulson's to their Club meeting and will take some pictures.

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"Did You Pray?"
Did you think of me this mornign
As you breathed a word of prayer?
Did you ask for strength to help me
All my heavy burdens bear?

Did you speak of faith and courage
For the trials I must meet?
Did you ask that God might keep me
As you bowed before His feet?

Someone prayed and strength was given
For the long and weary road,
Someone prayed and faith grew stronger
As I bent beneath the load;

Someone prayed - the way grew brighter,
And I walked all unafraid,
In my heart a song of Gladness -
Tell me, was it you who prayed?

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