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 2, 1941, Sunday

A Beautiful Sunday morning, Sun shines and has dried the muddy roads out. The Breezes are calm and not cold. Just Dad and I at home this morning. Frank and Mary both at Clinton. Scripture reading Daniel 3rd chapter.

I sit here reading. All is quiet and peaceful, while other nations overseas are killing off their neighbors in surrounding countries. War certainly is Hell with all it's sufferings, crimes and hatreds. God hasten the end of Such and let All the Universe Praise Him.

People hurrying by to Church services. Dad has gone there. I content myself reading Bible as usual for several years since health has failed me. Have so many Blessings to enjoy and Pleasure beyond measure, Kindnesses and Friendships with Gifts of Love. Many Cars with families going by. Have my dinner to cook and dishes to wash, then can come read the news and new books from Library. Mary and Thelma were at Sayre yesterday. She returned home about 7 P.M. Frank come later.

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January 1941

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

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