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 12, 1941, Wednesday

Heavy Frost with Bright Sunshine upon it. All the flowers will now fade and die in short time. Scripture reading Heb. 13:20-21; John 14:27. Bobby left for School and Mary went to the Store. I am troubled with Rheumatism again in this cold weather. Dolph Howenstine died at 4 A.M. today. A letter received from Jack. He is good to answer my letters promptly. I exchanged for plants, some flower pots and brought home some Mums, 6 of them, a Pomegranate Bush, and 2 dozen little Lilies, 2 dozen Wandering Vinca for hanging baskets, 3 Red Hot Poker plants and may more Border plants. Mary spent the evening with Mary and Thelma Marvin and took them to Butler and brought Thelma to Clinton. Dad went to bed not feeling well. I read until late when Mary came home at 10:30 P.M.

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