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 25, 1941, Tuesday

Bright Sunny weather with Ice and heavy Frost, calm wind. Frank took a man out to Gip to work and Mary went to the Store very early. That leaves me here for the day. I have my household work done and will crochet and read after Bible lesson. Scripture reading Ezra 9:5-15, Eph 6:10.

I finished Lace edge for Pillow cases and made some scollops for another pair. At night Marilyn come to spend the time and go to the Movie. Bobby went to see the Square Dance and returned here for night. At last, George II Birth Certificate come and large box of Flower bulbs from Mildred and Mrs. Shankland. Am very thankful for the Flower bulbs. They are better than what I have in the yard. Postage 61 cents.

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